Meru County Governor Kiraitu Murungi (left) and Co-operative Bank CEO, Dr Gideon Muriuki when they addressed coffee farmers during a meeting in Meru. Photo/John Majau

Governor appoints new board to revive KFTC

By John Majau

Meru County Governor Kiraitu Murungi has unveiled a new management board for Kaguru Farmers’ Training Centre (KFTC).
The board is meant to ensure that the institution reclaims its lost glory and attains its set development goals.
Kiraitu said his Government has allocated the institution Sh10 million for construction of an ultra-modern hall with a capacity of 1,000 people.
The new board will be tasked to revive institution after a long period of being dormant.
The institution trains farmers from the county and beyond.
The eight new board members were appointed under section 30 (3) of the County Governments Act and will be led by Prof Kaburu M’ribu.
Their roles will be ensuring the institution attains set development goals, formulate policies on farmers training and extension services.
Kiraitu said the team will also be required to evaluate the training and demonstration programmes carried out by the institution and provide overall oversight of management.
The institution will also act as a model for farmers.

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