Busia County First Lady, Judy Ojaamong, Chief Officer in the department of Agriculture Eng. Richard Achiambo and the Director of fisheries Timothy Odende visited the recently commissioned Bukani Aqua-Park for an impromptu inspection and to provide moral and foodstuff support to more than three hundred people working on the project.
The first lady thanked the area residents for supporting the project right from its inception and urged them to continue holding hands with the relevant officers from the county government to ensure its success.
The aqua-park is expected to have an annual turnover of eight million shillings upon its completion
Contrary to the popular approach where heavy machinery is used to clear project sites, the county government of Busia has employed more than three hundred individuals, a move that was welcomed by the area residents. Nelson Mandela Wanyama, an area resident and one of the first direct beneficiaries of the project, expressed his excitement and acknowledged the efforts put in place by the county government to alleviate poverty in the county.
The Aqua-park which will comprise of one hundred fish ponds will be the biggest in its kind in the country and it is expected to create employment opportunities for the youth.
The aqua-park is expected to have an annual turnover of eight million shillings upon its completion which is due in six months. The county is targeting to become the countries largest contributor to the fish market which is currently underperforming due to overfishing in lake victoria and the Indian ocean, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics economic survey.