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Narok Governor Samuel Tunai addressing Journalists. Photo Ben Leshau

Tunai urges investors to set up value addition industries

By Ben Leshau

Narok County Government has urged investors in the processing sector to set up industries to add value to agricultural produce from the county to boost farmer’s income.

Area Governor Samuel Tunai who spoke at Olchorro in Narok North  asked both local and international investors to and set up  factories to that utilize wheat, barley, maize, potatos and milk available in the county.

He said the in the County Integrated Development Plan v(CIDP), the county is focusing at adding value to all the products produced in the county so as to boost the economic status of the farmers.

“We want our milk, wheat, meat, potatoes, tomatoes to be processed and packaged before being sold to outside markets. We need our farmers to reap maximum benefits from their sweat,” stated Governor Tunai.

The county boss also hinted that the county in conjuction with the national government will revive the stalled multi-million Eneng’etia National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB)stores to enable farmers to use the facility to store their produce.

Assembly’s Leader of Minority Kosiom ole Lemurt who also served as the Agriculture Committee Chair at the assembly vowed to rally the county assembly to pass a bill assist farmers.

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