Cotton farmers in the country can now have a glimpse of hope after Uhuru’s cabinet meets with President Rut to approve GMO seeds. This seeds are expected to be resistant to diseases and pests. The president had made the remark about approving the seeds during his Sunday visit to Homa bay. President Ruto had visited Homa bay for a church service and a fundraising ceremony.
While addressing the residents of Homa bay town. The president went on to indicate that he will be meeting the cabinet today in a bid to have the seeds approved. This promise is among his efforts to improve agriculture and promote production in the country.
Cotton farmers have been having problems with their produce as it has been rejected by major manufacturers. The cotton is said to be of low quality after being attacked by pests and diseases. The new GMO seeds, BT seeds, is expected to be a major boost to cotton farming.
During his speech, the president also indicated that his government is for all Kenyans. All indications from the head of state is that the government is keen on reviving agriculture as a means to boost industrialisation.
In a recent tweet by Dennis Itumbi. Itumbi said that the cabinet meeting would endorse the BT Cotton seeds programme, completion of four major roads and water and sewer programmes in Homa Bay County.
“Cabinet will meet tomorrow to endorse BT Cotton seeds programme. Homa Bay will be a major beneficiary of the high-yielding seed. Completion of four major roads and water and sewer systems in Homa Bay Town will also feature,” he tweeted.
BT cotton is a genetically modified pest resistant plant cotton variety, which produces an insecticide to combat boll-worm.On Friday last week, the President also hosted senior military officers led by the Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, General Dr Robert Kibochi at State House.