Ksh750 Million Narok Milk Processing Plant to be Constructed

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Narok Milk Processing Plant will be set up in the coming future as the Government of Kenya through the new Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) has plans to construct the milk processing plant in Narok County at a cost 0f Ksh750 million in order to boost the production of milk and the income of the dairy farmers in general. This announcement was revealed by the Cabinet Secretary who is in charge of Cooperative and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise, Simon Chelgui during a farmers’ meeting that was held in a hotel in Narok and where the invited guests Narok Governor, Patrick Ntutu and Isaac Masinde who is the County Commissioner were in attendance.

In his statement, Simon Chelgui stated that the state was aiming to do away with the middlemen who were exploiting the dairy farmers who bought the milk at lower prices and later sold them at higher prices that were double the original buying price which resulted in the farmers incurring losses. In this regard, the new chairman of the Kenya Cooperative Creameries and the company’s CEO were both directed to over sales of milk in the entire country before the mega Narok Milk Processing Plant was constructed in order to ensure that the dairy farmers were no longer victims of exploitation.

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Narok Milk Processing Plant Support Project

Other than the construction of the mega milk processing plant, the Government of Kenya foresees also setting up a model dairy farm that would be located just near the milk processing plant. Upon the construction of the mega Narok Milk Processing Plant, milk hawking will be eliminated, where the dairy farmers get to sell one litre of milk for only Ksh30 and the standard price of buying a litre would be increased to more than Ksh50. On the other hand, the regions of Mogotio and Kabianga would also be the beneficiaries of the programme as they would have milk processing plants also built in their regions.

The Cabinet Secretary also pointed out that the county had the potential of producing more than 100,000 litres in a single day provided the large tracts of land and the favourable weather conditions it has