On Tuesday, Kwale governor Salim Mvurya presided over a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the second phase of the Sh.600 million fruit processing plant in Shimba Hills, Kubo South Ward in Matuga Sub County.
Governor Murya assured the people of Kwale that his administration is committed to accomplish all flagship projects aimed at uplifting the livelihoods of residents. He said the construction of the fruit-processing plant started last year and will proceed in phases until completion next year.
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The governor urged farmers from Kubo South ward and nearby areas to cultivate more fruit producing plants, saying that soon the fruit-processing plant project under implementation will be ready to start operations.
“Soon this project will be completed and it will require fruits from nearby farms for it to operate fully. I therefore urge you to start cultivating fruit producing plants now so that you benefit once the project is operational,” he said.
The governor also said that the county government is currently implementing other flagship projects among them the Kwale Teachers Training College in Bang’a – Kinango Sub County, and the Kombani Fresh Produce Wholesale Market in Kombani, Matuga Sub County.