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Ambassador UESAWA attends the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Mwea Irrigation Development Project

The ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Thiba Dam installed by Japan’s ODA project, namely “the Mwea Irrigation Development Project”, was held in Mwea district in Kirinyaga County on 23rd November 2017.

H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Eugene Wamalwa, Governor of Kirinyaga County Anne Waiguru and other high level officials were present at the ceremony, a testament to the high priority the Government of Kenya has towards this project.
 The Government of Japan will provide soft loons approximately 12.2 billion KES for the construction of an irrigation dam facility and rehabilitation of the waterway. This project is expected to enable farmers double their rice crop production and other horticultural crops. This project will also assist in increasing the earnings of rural households and improving food security in Kenya by expanding yield yards.
 Mwea plays a significant role as a center of excellence for food production which yields about half of Kenya’s total rice production. Since back in 1985 Japan started development cooperation in the agricultural sector at Mwea, Japan and Kenya have enjoyed robust bilateral relationship for more than 3 decades through various important agricultural projects.

Speech by President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta

Speech by Deputy President Hon. William Ruto

Speech by H.E. Ambassador Toshitsugu Uesawa
Speech by Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Hon. Eugene Wamalwa

Speech by Governor of Kirinyaga County Ms. Anne Waiguru
Ambassador Uesawa is briefed on the Project

President Kenyatta is briefed on the Project