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New weather station for traditional rain makers


Tuesday, August 23, 2011         By Chris Mahandara.

The meteorology department has partnered with IGAD to set up a modern weather forecast station at the foot of Ebusiekwe hill in Emuhaya district.

The station will be equipped with state of the art equipment to forecast weather for the whole country.

Emuhaya Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Wilbur Otichilo said the station would also have a resource center and offices for traditional rain makers of Bunyore.

The famous traditional rain makers would run a parallel programme with professional weathermen from the meteorology department where they will compare notes from time to time to provide an accurate weather forecast.

Speaking to Kakamega Times, Dr. Otichilo added that a radio station would also be set up to provide information to the public.

The FM station which goes on air early next year, he said will air development news and programmes at the same time highlight the culture and traditions of communities living in western province.

The move, he said was in line with the constituency’s strategic plan which aims at preserving the region’s culture and fostering development.

He said the legendary traditional rain makers who use a mix of science and tradition are finally getting recognition.