Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has affirmed his government has set measures and projects that are set to benefit farmers from the regions. He was speaking during the official launch of the Bungoma ASK show at Sang’alo grounds, Bungoma County. “Through the construction of a dairy plant at Webuye, our local farmers from Bungoma County will greatly benefit from the project, by supplying milk to the plant at a reasonable cost,” he said. He added that the County government is issuing coffee seedlings to coffee farmers for free.
He further assured farmers that by the end of 2020, the construction of the Musese coffee factory will be completed and the County will have the capability to process coffee for both the local and international market.
However, he has urged the national government to get rid of corruption-ingrained officials at the Nzoia Sugar Company management, saying they may be the main factor behind the company’s collapse. “Our farmers haven’t been paid for more than two years and we won’t allow anyone to mess with Nzoia Suigar Company.
On his part, the Bungoma Agriculture CEC Mathews Makanda said that through agriculture extension officers, farmers in Bungoma will get civic education on venturing in agribusiness and get connections to both the local and international markets.
Written by Thaddeus Wachiye