Kenya: Ruto Orders KCC to Pay Sh50 Per Litre of Milk in a Bid to Improve Earnings

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Nairobi — President William Ruto has stated the federal government is dedicated to reforming the dairy sector to spice up farmers’ earnings.

The President defined that the Authorities is spending Sh5 billion modernising New Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC) to boost its effectivity to fulfill the wants of farmers.

He noticed that the objective of bolstering KCC’s processing capability is to make sure it handles all the quantity of milk produced by farmers.

The President additionally directed KCC to start paying milk farmers Sh50 a litre starting March 1 and make sure the value by no means fluctuates.

“From July 1, farmers will probably be paid each 15 days. That is how we’ll get rid of milk hawking which arises when farmers aren’t paid for 2 to 3 months,” he stated.

He made the remarks on Wednesday in the course of the commissioning of the upgraded New KCC in Nyahururu, Laikipia County.

The President stated India has dedicated to supporting agricultural transformation to the tune of KSh37 billion, out of which Sh5 billion will probably be used within the modernisation of KCC.

The President additionally noticed that the Authorities will assist farmers get high quality animal breeds that don’t devour quite a lot of feed to maximise income.

He famous that the federal government will even improve farmers’ entry to seasonal credit score via the Agricultural Finance Company.

“The federal government has allotted AFC Sh10 billion for this function,” he stated.

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