The fish farming project has now kicked off with the commencement of construction.
Phase 1 to be completed in 2015 shall include:
- Construction of two fish tanks using makooko (bark from trees) and treated poles (ebikonodo). The poles are placed 2′ apart in order to provide a strong structure against the weight of the water in the tank.
- Building of an overhead “green-house” like structure to help maintain the temperatures which fluctuate rapidly due to proximity to Lake Victoria
- Fencing of the area to keep out monkeys and monitor lizards which are abundant in the area.
The fish type to be reared in the tanks is Tilapia Esculenta commonly known as Ngege.
Progress is shown in the photos below: