Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis. Photo File.
Following the ongoing heavy rains in most parts of the country, which has caused devastating damages especially on farms, Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis has made an appeal to the national government to ensure that they Fastrack the construction of mega dams in the county.
The county boss said that this will reduce flooding since it will trap most of the rain water hence preventing floods which then result to displacement and loss of crops, livestock and also lives sometimes.
"In the county at the moment we are experiencing floods due to heavy rains which has caused more damages in the community and this will only be addressed when the national government completes the construction of mega dams in the county" he said.
"Every year we are faced with the threat of starvation and hunger due to food insecurity in our county and this has become a serious challenge which needs to be addressed once and for all" said Kiptis.
He stated that residents will be in a better position to do irrigated farming since most parts of the county is ASAL hence affiliating food insecurity in our region.
The Governor was speaking yesterday at Pemwai in Baringo Central Sub County after launching a road construction machine.
The ministry of water had located two sites Radad and Amaya in Baringo where mega dams will be constructed and also finishing up of Kirdam phase two in Kabarnet.
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