Lamu County to participate in next years ASK Mombasa Show
SEE ALSO :KWS lifts outlaw on darting of wildlife'' As we make a comeback to the Mombasa Show, we shall also be having our own county show to appraise farmers of modern farming techniques to boost yields,'' he said. And Mombasa Show chairperson, Ms Anisa Abdalah thanked the Lamu Governor for pledging to make a comeback to the event in 2019. '' Despite the evolution of devolved system of government, we still want to ensure that all the six counties that make up the former Coast province parade what they have in terms of agricultural products and innovations come and participate in our international show which has continued to grow from strength to strength,'' Anisa said. In the meantime, ASK announced that it is developing its 2018-2022 Strategic Master plan in which it seeks to reposition itself as a key enabler of the Kenyan agro-economy. The society is also putting a brave face over absence of some key government ministries and agencies at the annual ASK Mombasa International Show which opens its doors to the public today upto September 2nd, 2018.
SEE ALSO :DPP loses bid to eject NLC boss SwazuriTourism and Wildlife Ministry, Kenya Maritime Authority, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) and the National Lands Commission (NLC) are among those that missed out. '' We have been in touch with these government agencies that are not participating this year. It is understood that some had informed us a bit earlier on their unavailability due to structural adjustments taking place within the organisations,'' ASK CEO, Mr Batram Muthoka said. He added that the missing firms have assured them that they will be taking part in the 2019 Show edition and even asked to be allowed to keep their stand plots intact. Speaking exclusively to The Standard at the Mombasa ASK Show on Monday, Muthoka said that as part of the strategic plan, they have identified four thematic areas for implementation as they turn around the fortunes of the society. He named them as exhibitions, membership, outreach and institutional capacities.
SEE ALSO :Suspect arrested with 11 tusks in KilifiMuthoka said that future development envisage shall include expo hall, office space rentals, hospitality and restaurant and sporting events. Among government agencies that partici[pated included the Kenya National Highways Authority (KenHA) ,Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak), Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Railways, County Government of Mombasa and Ajab Grain Millers. Others include Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco), Coast Development Authority (CDA), Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Kenya Dairy Board. This years Show theme was ‘Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade'.