NEWS AND EVENTS

NIB scoops top position at the 2018 ASK Kisumu show
NIB scoops top position at the 2018 ASK Kisumu show
Inauguration of new Board Members
Inauguration of new Board Members
Assessing implementation progress of Lower Sabor Irrigation Project in Uasin Gishu County
Assessing implementation progress of Lower Sabor Irrigation Project in Uasin Gishu County
Progress of the Irrigation Bill 2017
Progress of the Irrigation Bill 2017
Notice to farmers on household water harvesting program
Notice to farmers on household water harvesting program

NIB scooped two (2) awards in the 2018 Ask Kisumu show which was officially opened by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Dr. Andrew Tuimur on 28th July 2018.  The awards are: Position 1: The agricultural based stand that best interprets the current show theme and Position 2 in: The best co-operative movement and/or sacco stand. The theme of the 2018 Ask show is promoting innovation and technology in agriculture and trade. NIB participates in ASK shows to continually educate the public on irrigated agriculture as well as show case different innovations and technologies being adopted in the irrigation sector to enhance food security in Kenya.

 

National Irrigation Board (NIB) has a new chairman; Mr. Mudzo Kuhederwa Nzili. He was appointed through a Gazette notice No. 5582 on 6th June, 2018. He was inaugurated today 13th July 2018 at NIB’s headquarters alongside six (6) other new directors appointed by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri through, No. 5607 of the same gazette notice.

The chairman provides NIB with requisite leadership tasked with the responsibility of spearheading implementation of the key irrigation projects across the country.

The new directors include;

  1. Zainab Chidzuga
  2. Grace Kiptui
  3. Peris Wambui Nyutu
  4. Stanley Ntutu
  5. Francis Gichohi (Arch.)
  6. Japhet Rutere

 

 The existing Board Members;

  1. Beatrice Mbingi
  2. Paul Kambaki Lalaikipiani
  3. Ms. Christine K. Ileli
  4. . Mr. Charles Kairu
  5. Chrisologus Makokha
  6. . Mr. Stephen Ikua
  7. Mr. David Bosuben

 The new Board has its plate full since National Irrigation Board has been identified as a key enabler to the realization of the President’s Big 4 Agenda on food security. The team is committed to ensuring that NIB delivers on its mandate.

  The Irrigation Principal Secretary Prof. Fred Segor accompanied by the National Irrigation Board's General Manager Mr. Gitonga Mugambi tours the Lower Sabor Irrigation Project in Uasin Gishu County to assess the implementation progress of the project. This is one of the projects being implemented to diversify crop production in the region, increase farmers’ income and ensure food security.

The Irrigation Bill 2017 goes to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. When this Bill is enacted, it repeals Irrigation Act cap 347 of 1966 and streamline irrigation activities in line with the constitution of Kenya 2010.

As part of the Big Four agenda on Food Security, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation through NIB is implementing household water harvesting program across different counties.

NIB will provide the services of excavation of small water ponds for free to individual farmers at the household level under the household water harvesting program.

NIB expects farmers to register themselves by filling a request form free of charge through the Engineers assigned by NIB in the respective counties and chiefs in the respective locations to benefit from this program.

NIB would like to remind the farmers that nobody is being charged to benefit from the household water harvesting program and that it is illegal for anybody to charge the farmers and for the farmers to pay.

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