Launch Of Changachicha Irrigation Project
The PS, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, Joseph W. Irungu, MBS broke the ground for the implementation of Changachicha Irrigation Project being implemented by the National Irrigation Authority.
Changachicha Irrigation Project is located in Othaya Constituency, Nyeri South Sub County and covers a total acreage of 500 acres.
The works being undertaken by the Authority in Changachicha Irrigation Project include; intake works, 5,840m long conveyance, 12,340m long Karandi-Mucharage-Kariki mainline, 1,350m long Karandi-Kiganjo mainline, 6,260m long Karandi-Ngaru-Kiriti mainline, distribution lines, feeder lines and infield system.
The project is set to be complete in 2022 upon which it will create wealth and job opportunities for about 2000 direct beneficiaries and about 10,000 indirect beneficiaries. Upon the completion of Changachicha Irrigation Project, the community is set to generate about Ksh. 125 million into the economy annually by irrigating high value commercial vegetables, potatoes, cabbages, kale, tomatoes, garden peas, spinach and carrots among others. is contributing to the Big 4 Agenda on Food Security and Nutrition.