This was initially a well-intentioned multi-billion food security project. Similar to the Arwor and Kimwarer Dams projects, this project was later hit by graft allegations that saw a number of senior officials of the National Irrigation Board (NIB) dismissed and the budget for the project significantly slashed.
The NIB came under sharp scrutiny after the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) reportedly discovered that the board had awarded fifteen (15) irregular tenders worth a whooping KSh 953 million.
With the government having scaled-down funding for the project, it eventually collapsed. At the end of it all, the KSh 3.5 billion that was allocated for the Galana project in the 2015/16 budget did not bear any fruits.