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Ruto says irrigation will enhance Kenya’s agriculture potential

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President William Ruto on Saturday inspected the ongoing Bura Irrigation and settlement scheme rehabilitation project in Tana River County.

The head of state noted that irrigation was central to Kenya’s national food security ambitions.

“The rehabilitation and expansion of the Bura Irrigation Scheme will increase land under irrigation from 12,000 acres to 25,000 acres and improve production by 950,000 bags of rice and 500,000 bags of maize a year,” he said

According to the President, the expansion will also “generate more than 120,000 jobs, and boost our economy by Sh5 Billion annually.”

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