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Trade PS Visits Eldoret NCPB, Pledges to Revive Warehouse Receipt System

The Government has announced plans to revive the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS).

Trade Principal Secretary Alfred Ombudo K’Ombudo says the system is key in the Government’s bid to enhance productivity.

Speaking after visiting the Eldoret NCPB depot on Thursday, the PS said strengthening the WRS will go a long way towards ensuring farmers have access to well sorted storage facilities that will help reduce post harvest loses.

“Using Warehouse Receipting System which we’re looking to revamp will allow farmers have access to financial tool early enough as they wait for better prices,” PS K’Ombudo says

“The system will also allow access to safe storage that is graded and sorted,” he added.

The PS further said the Government will team up with several stakeholders so as to increase the number of stores that provide WRS.

During the visit, the PS was accompanied by Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Dr. Eddyson Nyale, Acting Chief Officer for Agriculture Reuben Seroney and Acting County Cooperatives Commissioner Rosylne Rae.

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