Siret tea farmers seek County Govt support

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Feb 23, 2017
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NANDI

Siret Outgrowers Empowerment
Company Ltd Chairman,
Wilson Tuwei has
asked the National Government
to support tea farmers to look
for lucrative markets abroad.
Saying Kenya produces the
best quality tea, he noted that the
country’s tea is not sprayed with
pesticides unlike other countries
where they spray tea bushes
with pesticides.
“If buyers from foreign countries
would be informed that Kenyan
tea is not sprayed with pesticides
they will buy plenty of it.
So the Government should come
to our aid,” Tuwei said, adding
that the Government should not
tax factory machinery.
He decried falling tea prices
in the world market.
Tuwei said that he expects
better prices in the new financial
year due to high demand in the
world market.
The company has more than
6,000 registered members who
are mainly tea farmers.
Judy Chepcheng

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