Today, H.E the President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta opened the 116th ASK Show in Mombasa.
In his speech, the President said that his administration has developed a Comprehensive ASTGS 2010-2029 that will guide in increasing agricultural productivity urging the 47 Counties to domesticate it.
He noted that his Government recognizes the importance of Blue Economy and has therefore revived the Liwatoni Fisheries Centre in Mombasa and is in the process of establishing the Shimoni Mariculture Centre.
Further he said that the Ministry of Agriculture has developed the Kenya Agriculture Insurance Programme (KAIP), a Crop Insurance, which has benefited close to 50,000 farmers and the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program in ASAL areas, which has benefitted close to 180 pastoralists.
He was joined by Tourism CS Najib Balala, CAS Dr. Andrew Tuimur, Governor Mombasa Hassan Joho, Governor Kajiado Joseph Ole Lenku, PS Fisheries Prof Ntiba, and PS Livestock Harry Kimtai among other leaders.