Dairy Cooperatives get milk can boost

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Mar 3, 2017
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By Amos Kerich

Kericho County Gover­nor Prof. Paul Kiprono Chepkwony recently donated milk cans to dairy farmers of Cheborgei Dairy Sacco.

The initiative is one of the county’s efforts to improve the sector, including provision of subsidized AI services and other extension services.

Chepkwony, while pre­senting the milk cans, said the largest percentage of county residents are Co-operators and said his Government will assist the Sacco sector.

“A large percentage of residents are co-operators. Our county depends on your efforts and this is why we are commit­ted to help you work better” he said.

He said Co-operatives have the advantage of numbers and this assists in increasing the bargain power of members.

“I urge those who have not joined the Co-operative move­ment to do so and benefit from funds now being channeled through Co-operatives. The only way to eradicate poverty is by forming Co-operatives” said Chepkwony.

He added that Extension Officers from Kericho County are now training farmers so that they can improve their yields and improve their living standards.

Chepkwony who donated 50 litres to all Co-operatives in Cheboin ward, was accom­panied by CEC in charge of Trade, Philip Mason and Chief Officer, Philip Kirui.

Mason said many residents are dairy farmers and that the County Government will assist them commercialize the activ­ity.

“Many people in Kericho County are dairy farmers and we are committed to assist them increase milk yields and increase their income, said Mason.

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