County Executive for Agriculture,Pastoral Economy and Fisheries Philip Aemun has said that completion of the ongoing construction of Kaikor livestock saleyard will improve livestock market access and trade for pastoralists ,and other market players for increased livestock productivity & profitability.
Speaking when he inspected the project in Kibish Sub-County, CEC Aemun
expressed optimism that the saleyard which is strategically situated on the livestock routes targeting livestock in Turkana North & Kibish areas would open up the region to livestock traders and herders who initially travelled miles away to look for markets .
He noted that the establishment of market days would catalyse bussiness activities in the region that he said had quality herds of livestock that would sale for good prizes in the market.
The department of livestock production in collaboration with other Livestock production partners has plans to operationalize all existing livestock markets through established market days & structured livestock market information system.
The County executive is accompanied by Fisheries, Livestock production and Veterinary Services Chief Officer Abdullahi Yussuf and Veterinary Director Benson Longor .
The team separately met with the Kibish Sub-County and Kaikor ward administrator where discussion on ministry projects were extensively discussed.
Chief Officer Abdullahi Yussuf said that the department would coordinate with the administrators offices to ease service delivery to the pastoralist community