By Rogers Aghan, March 2, 2023, Nandi County Government has agreed with tea processing factories to jointly manage and oversee tax collection and maintain roads in tea-growing areas in the county.
According to Stephen Sang, County Governor of Nandi, the collaboration is geared toward seeing through the maintenance of all feeder roads in the tea-growing areas and ensuring these roads are accessible all year round.
The county government looks to work alongside the tea industry stakeholders to alleviate post-harvest losses and enable farmers to move their produce to factories while maintaining high-quality green leaf.
A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) had been signed by various processors, including KTDA Chebut and Kaptumo, Kaimosi Tea Estate, Emrok Tea Factory among others.
The governor expressed his gratitude to the factories and all stakeholders involved for their dedication and commitment to partnering with the county government to enhance the roads, which will in the long run benefit the tea farmers.