Kiambu sets pace with Sh2.5 billion organic fertiliser factory
SEE ALSO :Waititu hopes to ink bus park lease dealThe signing was witnessed by the Slovak ambassador to Kenya, Frantiaiek Dlhopola, and Deputy Governor James Nyoro. The ambassador said the Slovakian Government considered Kenya to be a strategic development partner, adding that the factory would be built at a cost of Sh2.5 billion. Mr Waititu said the county government had set aside 20 acres where Rokosan Company, which manufactures Rokohumin organic mineral fertiliser, would build the plant. The governor said the organic fertiliser would be cheaper, of better quality and more environmentally friendly than inorganic fertilisers. The beneficiaries, he added, would be coffee, tea and horticultural farmers. “This is a project that will uplift the living standards of our people through job creation. The fertiliser will be ecologically friendly and good for our farmers." The governor said his administration would ensure the investor got all the necessary licences on time. The county would also build the necessary infrastructure such as roads and connect electricity and water. “The county will give all the necessary support required to make the project a success. Your work will only be to provide finances and execute the plan." Dr Nyoro described the planned factory as an excellent idea, saying it would help the county to get rid of harmful by-products. He added that use of organic fertiliser would help to better market farm produce to some foreign markets. “The consumers, particularly in Europe, America and Australia, are specific about eating natural rather than synthetic products," said Nyoro.