Migori Governor Okoth Obado wants the county of Migori to be a leading milk producer among Nyanza counties.
With over 70 high yield grade cows already purchased by the county, the governor has set aside sh 16. 4 million towards the project which will see the county additionally purchase over 150 dairy cows in this financial year.
Governor Obado targets farmers in all the constituencies of the county, with the first batch already delivered to farmers in Suna East Sub County. The second phase of the project will cover Suna West, Rongo, Nyatike and the two Kuria counties.
Milk business is a lucrative sector in Kenya which has seen many farming families come out of poverty.
Governor Obado is highly popular in Migori County for his development track record inclusion in employment opportunities in the multi-ethnic border county.
The governor whom sources indicate will defend his seat on an ODM ticket in the 2017 elections is also among the highest spenders in education, tertiary skills development and health in the country.
On Saturday, Obado got a huge boost in his re-election bid when the diaspora Luhya community pledged to work with his government and support him beyond 2017. Â This adds to his firm grip of the Kuria vote, having kept his promise of main-streaming members of the minority community in his government.