Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has urged farmers within the Rift valley Region to get into their farms and start planting especially during this rainy season.
Kinyanjui said that it had been noted that most farmers within the region had became reluctant to get into their farms due to the corona virus pandemic.
Speaking in Nakuru,Kinyanjui said that as much as the country and the entire world were facing hard times dealing with the pandemic,people still needed food and appealed to farmers to make maximum use of the ongoing rains in working on their farms.
He said that the country is likely to face another disaster in the name of hunger should farmers fail to plant
“Even if people are to stay at home in trying to contain this virus,they will still need food which can only be available if and when farmers work on their farms,” he said.
The Governor noted that being the country’s food basket,the Rift Valley region farmers cannot afford to take chances by not planting during this rainy season.
He called on county governments within the region to support their farmers and ensure that they get enough supply of fertilizer and seeds to enable them plant in time.