Over 200 youth sponsored by the Government and trained in modern agro-practices in Israel are calling on the EACC and DPP to investigate alleged irregular payments of 4 billion shillings for bush clearing of 10,000 acres of land in the Galana Kulalu Food Security Project.
The youth are calling on the President to hold a consultative meeting with the National Irrigation Board and other stakeholders involved in the project.
One of the intended aims of the Galana-Kulalu Food Security Project was to boost food production so as to reduce the price of Kenya’s staple food maize.
But if the allegations made by some 200 Government sponsored youth who were trained in Israel on modern agro-practices to help with the expertise learnt in the project is anything to go by, then the project may not serve its intended purpose.
The youth under the initiative Okoa Galana Kulalu allege that massive corruption through irregular payments is affecting the project.
They have also called for investigations into what they term as professional and deliberate negligence and misconduct on the part of National Irrigation Board.
They have further called on the president to hold a consultative meeting for them, the national irrigation board and Israel company Green Arava with the aim of discussing major issues affecting the Galana Kulalu Food Security Project and re-establish public confidence in the project.