County Commissioner on land leasing

PHOTO; LOLWE TV / Migori county commissioner Boaz Cherutich

Migori county commissioner Boaz Cherutich has raised concerns over increased demand for land by non-locals along the Lower Kuja irrigation scheme.

The commissioner, while speaking During Mashujaa Day celebrations at Sori in Migori County said the fallow fertile lands along the multibillion irrigation scheme has attracted several investors who are out to purchase land from non-locals.

Cherotich has however cautioned the locals against selling their parcels of land at throw away prices saying the government plans to expand the project to reach other region in its second phase.

The irrigation project which covers expansive semi-arid Nyatike has enhanced land reclamation which has boosted agricultural production and boosted economy of the region through rice farming.

He at the same time cautioned rice farmers against selling their produce through brokers adding that the government has laid down marketing strategies to increase their profit margins.

On teenage pregnancy and worrying second wave of corona virus, he advised parents to take up their responsibilities and warned against allowing young girls attending ‘night discos’ saying events are the haven of irresponsible sexual behaviors.

Speaking on the same was Jacky Paul Ongoro, (Kanyasa ward) who said a number of girls from her area and around the lake shores have been impregnated since schools were closed following the outbreak of corona virus.

By Basil Okoth