Governments pumps KSh2B for the modernization of New KCC!

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-Modernization programme
has increased the income for hundreds of dairy farmers from sh 2.5 to sh 4.5 billion_

A team of the National Assembly’s Parliamentary committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperative led its chairman James Gakuya ( Right ) during a tour of the Eldoret New KCC factory where they were hosted by Managing Director Nixon Sigei ( second from Right ).


The government  has  pumped  sh 2 billion on modernization of the
New KCC factories across the country, Managing Director Nixon Sigei
has said.

Sigei stated  that the multi-billion shillings modernization programme
has increased the income for hundreds of dairy farmers who deliver
their produce to New KCC factories from sh 2.5 to sh 4.5 billion.

He was speaking at the Eldoret New KCC factory where he hosted a 10
member team from  the National Assembly’s Parliamentary committee on
Trade, Industry and Cooperative led by its chairman James Gakuya who is
also Embakasi North  MP.

Other  committee members who were on a two days  tour of New KCC
factories in the North Rift region  included Marianne Kitany (MP Alda
)and his Keiyo North counterpart Adams  Kipsanai.

Sigei said the modernization projects will go a long way in offering
quality  services to the dairy farmers who have been suffering due to
lack of markets  for their produce.

“”We have spend the money on  installation of state of the art
equipment in our  New KCC factories spread  across the country to
enable the farmers earn  better returns  and at the same time the
increasing demand for the products” said Sigei

He said the process  of the modernization project initiated by the
national government through New KCC was ongoing to ensure  all the
factories are  covered  for the benefit of the dairy farmers.

Speaking at the venue, the  committee chairman  James Gauya
expressed satisfaction in the manner the New KCC top leadership has
utilized the money  allocated to the company towards the modernization
of all the factories in a prudence manner .

“We can see the value for money on  the installation of  new equipment
work that has already been done on  some of the New KCC  factories
that we  have  toured  in the North Rift region” Gakuya.

He challenged the management to hasten the installation of modern
equipment on the remaining factories  now that the government has
already the requisite budget for the  modernization programme.

The Kenya Kwanza  administration Gakuyo assured was committed to
address any of the challenges bedeviling small scale dairy farmers
with a view to provide  solutions so that they reap maximum profit
from the sector.

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