By Munene Maina.
In a move aimed at boosting the agricultural sector, Nakuru County Government has embarked on an ambitious plan to strengthen farmer’s co-operatives.
Speaking to Sacco Review in his office, Nakuru Co-operatives Director, Patrick Mak’Anyengo said strong societies for farmers will ensure they get good returns from their activities.
“Agriculture sector plays a big role in our county and with better earnings farmers will be able to improve their livelihoods,” he said.
He said County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua will distribute six milk coolers to various dairy cooperatives across the county.
This, he said, will reduce wastage of milk hence increasing farmer’s income.
The director said the County Government had set aside Sh1.5 million to support poultry societies in Nakuru. He said they plan to provide hatcheries. To enhance poultry farming and marketing of products the poultry societies have registered a union.
He said plans are under way to establish a cooperatives revolving fund.
“The County Government is supportive of registration of youth Saccos especially for Bodaboda operators,” he said.