Gov’t keen to revive cotton industry in Nyanza, CS Owalo says

Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Information, Communications and Digital Economy Eliud Owalo has revealed that the government is seeking to revive the cotton industry in Nyanza region.

Speaking at the Nomiya Church in Manyatta, Kisumu town, Owalo said the region used to be a major cotton producer for both the export and domestic market, which is no longer the case.

He said that the industry was among the key economic sectors in the region and there was need to bring cotton ginneries back to life.

Owalo, who was accompanied by former Muhoroni MP Prof. Ayiecho Olweny and National Housing Corporation director Joshua Nyamori, said that cotton has the potential to economically empower the locals.

He assured residents that the government will provide the requisite infrastructure towards that end in addition to revamping the fish and sugar sectors.

Owalo said that the Fisheries Institute at Kabony-Kanyagwal will go a long way in empowering the fisher folk.

By Fredrick Odiero

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