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Kisii County, Kenya

Banana growers happy as processing plant is commissioned

On Tuesday, Acting Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa commissioned a banana processing plant on the outskirts of Kisii town. Wamalwa: “The processing plant will in effect not lack raw materials to process. It is our hope that this will contribute to the steady income of producers and other value-chain actors. It is also worth mentioning that the plant comes at an opportune time as it will provide an alternative market for producers.”

Wamalwa pointed out that the factory should minimize the role of middlemen and improve the sale margins for producers thereby enhancing the county’s revenue base through levies on producers from the factory.

He said the processor had been funded at a cost of Sh158 million, with the county government catering for over Sh40 million and the European Union (EU) contributing Sh110 million.


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