Uasin Gishu County Executive in charge of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries Mr. Samuel Yego have challenged Cooperative Societies to take full control of the county AI services.
The CECM who was speaking to senior officers from both Agriculture and Cooperatives Departments emphasized the need for farmers to join cooperative societies to enable them to benefit from government programs.
Since Cooperative societies are initiated by farmers and are still the ones in need of the AI services we are giving them the full mandate to take charge, “said Yego.
On her part, the Livestock and Fisheries Chief Officer Dr. Victoria Tarus called the farmers to ensure they are in Cooperative Societies and take advantage of the services which are offered at subsidized prices.
Ordinary semen was subsidized from Kshs.1500 to 500 while sexed semen from Ksh. 6000 to 1500 a move that should be fully embraced by farmers,” said Dr.Tarus.
Veterinary Director Dr. Philip Biama was in attendance.