President William Ruto Friday said fish farming in Nyanza will be funded and expanded to support more livelihoods.
He said the government will also add value to allow farmers to earn more from the economic activity.
The government will allocate Sh600 Million to help in the processing of fish in Homa Bay.
He was speaking on Friday during the opening of the Homa Bay Municipal Market in Homa Bay Town.
“Fishing has a huge potential that must be exploited. When we add value, we will earn more and generate more jobs for the youth.”
Earlier, the President met the Homa Bay County leadership at the Tom Mboya University that presented the region’s development plan to him.
Present were Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga, Migori Governor Ochilo Ayacko, Senator Moses Kajwang’, Millie Odhiambo (Suba North), John Mbadi (Nominated), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Joyce Atieno “Bensuda” (Woman Rep.), Lilian Gogo (Rangwe), among others.
Ruto committed to working with all leaders, irrespective of their political affiliation, to transform Kenya.
Governor Wanga said she will continue working with the Government to move Homa Bay County forward.