Opening Ceremony

OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION

Day 1: Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Proudly Kenyan: Ensuring the farming and agriculture sector continues to grow

Master of Ceremonies:  Dr Jack Ouda, Director - Knowledge, Information and Outreach, KALRO, Kenya

Location: Workshop Tent

11:00

Kenyan national anthem by KALRO Choir

11:05

Welcome remarks

Dr Felister Makini, Deputy Director General: Crops, KALRO, Kenya

11:10

Remarks from host venue KALRO

Dr Joseph Mureithi, Deputy Director General: Livestock, KALRO, Kenya

11:15

Remarks from Farm-Tech Expo Kenya advisory board

Dr Eliud Kireger, Director General & Chairperson for Farm-Tech Expo Kenya advisory Board, KALRO, Kenya

11:20

Remarks from Egerton University

Prof. Rose Mwonya, Vice Chancellor, Egerton University, Kenya

11:25

Remarks from Parliamentarian – Agriculture Committee

Dr John Mutunga, Member of Parliament & Agricultural Committee, Kenya

11:30

Welcoming remarks from Nakuru County

Lee Kinyanjui, Governor, Nakuru County, Kenya

11:35

Welcome of Ministry and introduce Chief Administrative Secretary

Prof. Hamadi Boga, Principal Secretary- Agriculture Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Kenya

11:40

Welcome remarks

Dr. Andrew Tuimur, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Kenya*

11:45

Ministerial remarks and calling upon guest of honour

Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, Kenya

11:50

Guest of honour address: Official Opening to Farm-Tech Expo remarks

H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President, Republic of Kenya*

12:15

VIP expo tour led by KALRO & Spintelligent

* Invited speakers    

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