As­sem­bly passes mo­tion to re­stock Lake Vic­to­ria

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

The Kisumu as­sem­bly yes­ter­day passed a mo­tion to have Lake Vic­to­ria re­stocked with fin­ger­lings. North West Kisumu MCA Sa­muel Om­bogo said it is im­por­tant for the county to pass a law to al­low the ex­ec­u­tive to buy and in­tro­duce 10 mil­lion tilapia or Nile perch fin­ger­lings ev­ery year to the lake. He said fish is a ma­jor source of rev­enue for res­i­dents.

“It is shame­ful for our peo­ple con­sume fish from China, yet we have a fresh wa­ter lake,” nom­i­nated MCA As­lam Khan said. As­sem­bly chief whip Isa­iah Onyango said, how­ever, the MCAs should en­gage the Fish­eries depart­ment be­fore its im­ple­men­ta­tion. The county has a deficit of 4,000 tonnes of fish.

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