Germany Pledges Support for Kenyan Development Projects

A farm in Mount Kenya. Germany has pledged massive aid for project in agriculture and other major sectors in Kenya. Photo by: Neil Palmer / International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Germany will invest up to 17.5 billion Kenyan shillings ($213 million) in water, health, agriculture and education projects in Kenya through 2012, according to Margit Hellwig-Boette, Germany’s ambassador to the African country.

The total aid package includes 6.2 billion Kenyan shillings for water projects, 4.4 billion Kenyan shillings for health schemes, 2.4 billion Kenyan shillings for agriculture-related initiatives, and 2.5 billion Kenyan shillings for projects in the education sector, the Nairobi Star reports.

Hellwig-Boette said the funding will be channeled through the German aid agency, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, or GIZ.

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