The African Development Bank (ADB) will fund an irrigation project in Bomet county to the tune of Sh280 million.
The project is aimed at boosting food security and creating employment.
Implementation of the first phase of the project covering 250 hectares and targeting 600 families in Chepalungu sub-county, is expected to be completed in the next one year.
Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso at the weekend presided over the ground-breaking ceremony of the project being implemented by the National government through Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Programme in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
“We are looking for donors to expand the project to cover the remaining 750 hectares designed under the programme to bring the total area covered under irrigation to 1,000 hectares in both Chepalungu and Bomet East sub-counties,” Laboso said.
Jane Kaberia from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation headquarters said the project is being implemented in 12 counties across the county.