Govt distributes maize from Galana Kulalu project to famine hit areas in the Coast

Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa flags off a water bowser at Juhudi Primary School in Jaribuni Kilifi County on November 4, 2016. He said maize from the Galana/Kulalu project will distributed to drought-stricken residents. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Mr Wamalwa and Mr Kiunjuri later signed an agreement with Governor Hussein Dado for the distribution of the maize.
  • Mr Kiunjuri urged counties to build stores for keeping the harvested maize.
  • The Department of Special Programmes will also distribute 90,000 bags of rice, 30,000 beans and 30,000 cartons of cooking oil.

The government has distributed 62,000 bags of maize from the Galana/Kulalu Irrigation Project to ease hunger in the coast region affecting where more than 200,000 people have been affected by severe famine.

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