Subject: Establishment of cooling plants for promotion of aquaculture – fish farming.

            AWARE THAT Part 2 of the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya provides for the functions of for the County Government, as the case with Paragraph 1 (e) which dictates Agriculture including but not limited to fisheries as one of the County Functions; COGNIZANT that the National Government’s Big 4 Agenda seeks to foster economic development and provide a solution to the various socio-economic challenges through the following four economic pillars;- Food Security and Nutrition, Affordable Universal Health Care, Affordable Housing and Enhancing Manufacturing; NOTING that the United Nations General Assembly declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture with Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO -UN) as the lead agency for celebrating the Year in collaboration with other relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system by recognition of the millions of small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish workers who provide healthy and nutritious food to billions of people and contribute to achieving Zero Hunger; FURTHER NOTING that in Kenya, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries 2015 Status Report on fisheries observed that fisheries development in the Country was slow due to a number of obstacles, being but not limited to lack of proper information on aquaculture development, cultural variations that do not support fish farming, uncertainties on returns on investment, lack of political good will, low investment by Kenyans in the sector, high running cost and lack of access to high quality fingerlings; ACKNOWLEDGING that Kenya has a high potential for fish farming as it can offer prospects for sustainable food security and income for communities hence creation of employment; this ASSEMBLY RESOLVES that the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in conjunction with County Executive;-
i) Installs four (4) industrial ice plant for fish preservation in the 4 main parts of the County and such plans be considered in the Budget for FY 2021/2022 that would promote aquaculture in the County; and,
ii) Develop a program for promotion of fish farming among the youth through provision of FREE fingerlings be considered in the FY 2021/2022 budget.

Notice of Motion 1st January, 1970
Mover Hon. James Kiriba, MCA
Seconder Hon. Daniel Ngengi, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 27th July, 2021
Remarks Adopted
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