H.E. Governor Simon Kachapin and his deputy H.E. Robert Komolle have toured Nasukuta Export Abattoir to ascertain the progress of the multi-million project in Chepareria.

Together with representatives from World Bank, the governor toured the abattoir and said his administration will ensure that the project is operationalized by early next year.

He emphasized on the economic value of the project and pointed out that it will be a key project in his agenda, and asked all involved in the project to fast-track its completion and implementation.

He further reiterated that the county will seek advise from experts and investors in livestock export markets to see the project to fruition and achieve its intended purpose.

The KES 178 million project co-funded by European Union through its Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) programme, the National Government and County Government of West Pokot, will offer a ready market for pastoralists and help fight poverty in the semi-arid region.

The abattoir will further enhance livestock trade and improve income for pastoralists as well as plough back profits to improve welfare of the local community.

The governor and his deputy were accompanied by CEC Dr. Evans Menach in charge of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and Dr. James Merisia, chairperson- Nasukuta Abattoir Board.