Nandi County Inks Partnership With Tea Factories To Maintain Roads in Tea Growing Areas
The County Government of Nandi has today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with tea processing factories to jointly oversee and manage the collection of cess and maintenance of roads in tea-growing regions within the county.
According to the county Governor H.E Stephen Sang, the collaboration is aimed at ensuring that all feeder roads in the tea-growing areas are well-maintained and easily accessible throughout the year. The county plans to work with tea industry stakeholders to minimize post-harvest losses and enable farmers to transport their produce to different factories while ensuring high-quality green leaf.
The MOU has been signed by numerous factories, including KTDA Chebut Factory, KTDA Kaptumo Factory, Kaimosi Tea Estate, Emrok Tea Factory, Sangalo Tea Factory, Mbogo Tea Factory, Nandi Tea Factory, Kamarich Tea Factory, Chepkumia Tea Factory, and EPK Factories (Chemomi, Savani, Kibwari, Kipchamo, Siret, Kapsumbeiwo & Kipkoimet Tea Factories), Tinderet Factory, Kipchabo Factory, Kapchorua Factory, Kilibwoni Factory, and Dl Koisagat Factory, in addition to all extra-county factories.
The Governor expressed his appreciation to the factories and all stakeholders involved for their commitment and dedication in partnering with the county government to improve the roads, which will ultimately benefit the tea farmers.