Governor Jackson Mandago has said that Uasin Gishu County prides itself in a strong and valuable long-term relationship with The Republic of Ireland.
Speaking Monday, at his offices in Eldoret town, when he hosted Irish Ambassador to Kenya Fionnaula Quinlan for a courtesy call, Mandago said: “This county has benefitted from the Irish Government support through organizations that improve the technical capacity of farmers through training.”
One such example is the Ainabkoi Farmers’ Cooperative Society who now produces up to 10,000 liters of milk per day from 2,000 liters before training by Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development.
Others include Tuiyoluk, Tuiyotich, New Progressive, and Uswo Farmers’ Cooperative Society.
The Governor also took the opportunity to mention the impact of the Irish Patrician religious congregation whose priests and brothers have made a great impact in Education for example in Bishop Delany Secondary School.
The Irish Envoy while announcing phase two of farmer co-operative training said she was glad to learn that their sponsorship is improving livelihoods.
Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno took the opportunity to extend an invitation for partnership in the export of Avocados, coffee as well as exploration of Human Resources skills exchange in technical and medical fields.
Uasin Gishu County is seeking employment and further studies opportunities for trained youth in Ireland.