H.E Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua graced CDA stand during the official opening of the Mombasa International ASK Show and commended CDA for work well done in transforming communities’ lives through adoption of climate smart initiatives in agriculture and trade.
The DP said economic growth and employment creation lies in sustainable utilization of natural resources. He urged CDA to intensify its efforts to address food insecurity and drought focusing on long and short-term measures that are sensitive to climate change and sustainable environment conservation.
CDA ASK Stand
CDA competed against private and public entities and won top position in the category of ‘Best Organization in Community Projects. CDA put up a breathtaking display of ongoing and completed development programs in the region, a splendid display of value addition projects that attracted hordes of show-goers, including college and school students. The Authority won two other awards – second best in Blue Economy Projects and third best Government Ministry Stand.
“We have prepared well for the show. My staff spent time here in the weeks before the show. We have to demonstrate to the public what we are doing to help boost food production and value addition to the crops, fish and livestock we produce,” said Dr. Mohamed Keinan, CDA Managing Director.
Group photo: CDA Chairman Mzee Mwinyi and CDA Managing Director Dr. Mohamed Keinan
take a group photo with Mazeras High School Girls at CDA ASK Stand, Mombasa.
The five-day event was a convergence point for showcasing technological innovation in agriculture, entrepreneurship and service delivery in line with the theme of the Show “Promoting Climate Smart Agriculture and Trade Initiatives for Sustainable Economic Growth”. Judges were impressed by CDA stand which offered educative information on modern agriculture driven by simple technologies and climate smart agricultural practices.
CDA sponsored Maendeleo Dance Group who performed at the stand and the arena attracting throngs of people to the stand by singing and dancing Mijikenda/Swahili songs. The authority also sponsored Mazeras Girls High School who composed a unique poem that captivated the audience with a unified performance and well-articulated CDA’s achievements aligned with the Government’s Agenda ‘Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda ( BETA) during the official opening and also performed on Saturday when CDA Managing Director was appointed Chief Guest of the day.
Coast Development Authority participation in the 2023 Mombasa International ASK Show increased awareness of its programs and positioned the Authority as the ideal development wheel in the region.