Kenyan Leaders Bank on Irrigation Projects to Fulfill Campaign Promises

7 Jan 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his first deputy, William Ruto, are banking on new irrigation projects to fulfill their campaign promise to make the country food-secure.During his televised New Year’s address to the nation, Kenyatta said: “My government recognizes the potential of irrigation to rescue our people from hunger and other forms of deprivation. In this regard, we have fast-tracked implementation of new irrigation projects across the country."He cited a $2.8 billion USD project to irrigate 405,000 hectares of land in the country’s Coast Province. During a tour of the coast region this week, the president told residents that the new irrigation system would be completed in 2017...

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