Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was on Saturday joined by Italian Ambassador to Kenya - Amb. Mauro Massomi at the official launch of ‘Reducing the Adverse Drivers of Migration Through Local Value Chain Development in Kiambu.
Also present at the launch were Dr. Gabriel Rugalema-Food and Agriculture Organisation (F.A.O) Representative in Kenya, Agriculture C.E.C- Mary Kamau, and Education, Youth & Sports CEC- Dr. Joseph Ng’ang’a, Fomer Kiambu MP Anna Nyokabi and County Chief of Staff Gibson Mburu.
According to Waiititu, Italy will offer assistance to the Government of Kenya in the development of agriculture value chains in Kiambu County.
“Through the Government of Italy, FAO is providing technical and financial assistance to the Government of Kenya in the development of agriculture value chains in Kiambu County tailored to attract young people into agribusiness,” he governor noted
.“The project is fully funded by the Italian Government at Sh600 Million and the first phase of ksh. 150 Million has been disbursed and is targeting to benefit at least 4000 youths within Kiambu County,” the county boss added.