Kabogo hands over Sh5 mil­lion cooler to sacco

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Ki­ambu Gover­nor Wil­liam Kabogo (pic­tured) handed over a Sh5 mil­lion milk cooler and a pas­teuriser to the Githobokoni Dairy Farm­ers’ So­ci­ety last Fri­day.

He was ac­com­pa­nied by Agri­cul­ture ex­ec­u­tive Monicah Waiganjo. The cooler’s ca­pac­ity is 2,000 litres. Farm­ers have urged the county to pro­vide more cool­ers. Farmer James Waweru from Gatundu North sub­county said the sec­tor re­quires gov­ern­ment sup­port to re­alise max­i­mum prof­its. He said many farm­ers are now scram­bling to join the Githobokoni Dairy Farm­ers’ So­ci­ety with the new cooler, but it can only hold milk from about 200 peo­ple. “The county gov­ern­ment has sup­ported a lot of so­ci­eties to ac­quire milk cool­ers. Farm­ers who are mem­bers work hard to in­crease their sup­ply. Each and ev­ery per­son wants to be some­where his or her prop­erty is safe,” Waweru said. Farmer Joan Wair­imu praised Kabogo for sup­port­ing the sec­tor.

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