GATSIBO - Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki has made a new promise to boost modern cattle farming in the Eastern Province.
The support includes training of Rwandan veterinary experts at Kenya College of Animal Husbandry, and help in veterinary laboratory experiments.
Kibaki, who visited Gatsibo District yesterday in order to monitor how his earlier gift of 120 cows to farmers in the area were fairing, vowed to keep in touch with them.
“Those who kept care of those cows be blessed for a great work done,” he said; and urged for the spirit to continue in order for children to have adequate milk.
The Governor of the Eastern Province, Ephraim Kabaija, assured Kibaki that his gifts have since multiplied to 600 cows, and that more farmers would benefit from them.
“You are an engine and contributor to the development of this province in terms of cattle product increment,” Kabaija said, assuring him of the great significance of giving a cow in Rwandan society.
The governor explained that the farmers who visited Kenya four years ago left with a story about a good story to tell and that the experience had changed their lives making the Eastern Province a leading national producer of cattle products.
Kabaija said that plans are underway “this time to buy cows, not getting gifts” from Kenya, and to partner with districts in his province with those in Kenya.