All is well as we have Sh500m for you, KCC tells farm­ers on wait list since 1999

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries / Judiciary -

Kenya Co­op­er­a­tive Cream­eries has an­nounced plans to clear Sh500 mil­lion farm­ers’ debts. Man­ag­ing direc­tor Nixon Sigei said the debts for milk de­liv­er­ies ac­crued un­til 1999. He said KCC is cur­rently com­pil­ing the pay­ment sched­ule af­ter re­ceiv­ing the money from the govern­ment. Sigei said records in­di­cate 150,000 farm­ers are owed money. “It has been a con­cern to all of us, more so to the Ju­bilee govern­ment… farm­ers had lost hope but I as­sure them all is now well,” he said. Sigei said the firm is in­vest­ing Sh400 mil­lion to mod­ernise its El­doret fac­tory and process more milk. “We want to in­crease the pro­duc­tion and up­grade the Long Life unit and pow­der fa­cil­ity for the strate­gic food re­serves,” he said. Sigei an­nounced plans to make KCC more vi­brant to meet the cur­rent mar­ket de­mands. He spoke at Kap­tel mar­ket in Ch­e­sumei con­stituency on Sun­day, when he ac­com­pa­nied Agri­cul­ture CS Willy Bett.

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