Kwale County, Kenya

Kwale opens Sh130 mln fresh produce market

Growers in Kwale County are celebrating the commissioning of a Sh130 million (€1 mln) wholesale fresh produce market at Kombani. The market, that was  co-funded by the EU and the Kwale County government, opened on Friday.

Kwale governor Salim Mvurya noted that the modern market will be a game-changer in the local economy serving local farmers, 1,000 traders and 75 wholesalers.  It would also be the largest in the coastal region after the Kongowea market in Mombasa.

The new market, located at the junction of Likoni-Lunga Lunga-Tanga-Dar es Salaam and Likoni-Kwale-Kinango-Samburu highways is meant to ease the selling of farmers’ produce and promote trading activities.


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