By Yoana Kimwele.
The saying goes like this, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams once said.
In a move to change fortune for kitui local farmers and add value to their farming, The County Government of kitui under the leadership of Governor Ngilu is set to launch the State of heart County dairy processing plant in kitui.
The Milk processing plant will be Processing ice cream products, packed fresh milk, Fermented Milk, yogurt products, and any other product-related to Milk right from Kitui County and be sold locally and other counties.
The Disturbing statistic is that kitui citizens are spending 80% of their hard-earn money daily to Buy Milk Related Products outside kitui county. The Governor is Working to make kitui a production hub, Kitui County has been a consumer county for decades.
“They say anything begins with leadership”, kitui is endowed with unlimited local derivatives which can be used to change the fortunes of the local people”.
The future of kitui county lies in value chain agribusiness which Governor Charity Ngilu is working to accomplish in the Next 7 years, The hard working Chief officer for agriculture Eng Songolo has said.
Speaking to the COUNTY DIARY editor, Chief Officer Eng Songolo revealed elaborate blueprints before the grand opening of the County dairy processing plant which is in the advanced stage.
The government has procured the state of heart Machinery for the County Dairy Plant which will be managed by farmers under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture Officials.
The Pilot Project will be launched by the Governor Hon Charity Ngilu soon. To benefit more, farmers have been urged to continue forming SACCOs, because the government does not deal with individuals, eng Songolo added.
Other major projects in the pipeline will be The County Tomato processing Plant, Juicy processing plant, the Governor Ngilu is focusing More on Production To create employment among the people and add value to our local produce.