Kibwezi West MP Mwengi Mutuse has said that he is working on long-term measures to provide enough water for irrigation so as to put an end reliance on relief food.
Speaking while distributing relief food in Kikumbulyu, Mutuse revealed that they are in discussion with National Government to have one of the 100 Mega dams in the constituency.
“We are in discussion with the National Government to have one of the 100 mega dams constructed in Kibwezi. We have also requested relevant state departments to consider available huge chunks of land at TARDA in Kibwezi, the University of Nairobi field station at Kasayani, and Ukai land in Emali for the proposed Irrigation,” Mutuse said.
In October, President Ruto revealed a plan to construct 100 large dams in the country to boost water harvesting for agricultural purposes.
Over 3000 vulnerable families from Kikumbulyu North and South wards benefited from the relief food distributed by the Kibwezi West MP.
Kibwezi is among regions that have experienced long-term drought and short rains thus being difficult for the residents to have enough food for themselves and their livestock.
Mutuse noted that he will ensure through collaboration with the National Government the people of Kibwezi continue to receive relief food and no child will fail to go to school due to food shortages.
“I wish to thank President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for ascending to my request for more food for my Constituency,” He went on.