By JOHN MUTUAMore by this AuthorThe European Union has extended Sh110 million to the Makueni county government for a mango juice processor. The county is the first to benefit from an EU and Kenyan government agreement to fund economic projects across 15 counties under the Instrument for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) programme. “The mango processing project will boost income for farmers, increase employment, and generate revenue for the county,” EU Ambassador to Kenya, Stefano Dejak, said when the deal was signed Wednesday. IDEAS is a bilateral agreement between the EU and the Kenyan government to boost devolution through strengthening of devolved governance institutions and sustained local economic development. The projects are meant to create employment, boost quality and nutritious food products and help farmers to easily access markets for their products.
Source: Daily Nation May 16, 2018 18:00 UTC