President William Ruto Tuesday revoked the planned subdivision of the Galana Kulalu project into settlement parcels.
Ruto said he ordered for the revival of the Galana Kulalu Irrigation project starting with the production of maize from February.
“After an extensive tour with National and County Government leaders of Galana/Kulalu National Food Security Project today, I direct as follows: (I) The planned subdivision into settlement parcels is revoked/cancelled; (II) Private Sector and GOK (the National Irrigation Authority) under a Public–Private Partnership (PPP) to work on the ready 10,000 acres to produce food starting with maize in Feb,” said Ruto.
“The next 10,000 acres be prepared for production in 6 months under Public–Private Partnership.”
Ruto announced the government will construct a dam beginning April this year to bring another 350,000 acres of the Galana Kulalu project under food production.
He said the government will work out a model for Public–Private Partnership food production in the 350,000 acres to be ready in 6 months.
He directed the relevant government agencies to execute the project in good time.
The Sh7.2 million Galana Kulalu Food Security Project which covers 1.75 million acres of land was begun by the government seven years ago but would later stall.
The Food Security project is located in the coastal region within Kilifi and Tana River Counties.