Kaaleng, 10th November 2020— County Chief Officer for Fisheries,Livestock Production and Veterinary Services Abdullahi Yusuf yesterday led a team from department of Pastoral Economy and GIZ-GFA organization in distribution of galla bucks to several identified groups at Kaaleng area of Kaaleng/Kaikor ward.

In his remarks,CCO Abdullahi said that distribution of the new male goat breed was meant to increase production and productivity of livestock in Turkana that he said had been affected through inbreeding by indigenous breed of goats.

He stated that male breeds will catalyze livestock growth rate,change the ability to reproduce as well as increase milk production rate.

GIZ-GFA organization procured 100 gala bucks from Marsabit that have now been distributed to 11 groups,where 6 group in Kaaleng benefited while the remaining were distributed to other 5 groups in Nakinomet.

While calling for accountability and good management of the goats, CCO Abdullahi said that the department will continue working with stakeholders to create an enabling environment for pastoralist,enhance institutional efficiency and effectiveness of livestock development through collaboration.

CCO Abdullahi said that routine targeted vaccination and supportive treatment of livestock against diseases will continue to boost animal health in the region so that they can fetch better prizes even at the market.

County Director for Livestock Production Bobby Ekadon assured that the County Government will offer expertise on the galla goats through its technical officers, and further revealed plans to distribute supplementary livestock feeds through a collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)

GFA-GIZ technical advisor Frank Njogu said that the coordial relationship and cooperation with the County Government had boosted it’s efforts on implementing the organization activities in Turkana

Also present were Livestock Marketing Deputy Director Ernest Anzeze,Turkana North Sub-County Veterinary Officer John Sang and Livestock Production Officer John Ngasike.