KENYA: Government funds 27 boreholes for irrigation in Galole
Galole will benefit from the "Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project". In this constituency located in Tana River County in Kenya, the project will allow the construction of 27 boreholes and water retention basins.
In the Galole constituency in Kenya, the Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project (Sivap) will be implemented in several phases. In the first phase, 12 “shallow” boreholes will be constructed to supply water to small-scale farmers. This phase of the project will also construct three water retention ponds in the Chifiri, Hakoka and Gururi areas of Galole. This constituency is located in Tana River County, which is now on drought alert, according to the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) drought bulletin issued in July 2021. The Kenyan government estimates that the work will cost 150 million Kenyan shillings, $1.35 million.
The remaining 15 boreholes will be completed in the second phase of the project. In the district, an access road and a cattle yard will also be built, as well as two markets in the Galole catchment area. The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries is leading the irrigation project.