Boost as county to set up first commodity exchange
SEE ALSO :MCAs: No more drama, we have moved onThe exchange is meant to operate in the larger East African Community, with Rwanda already running one while Kenya and Uganda are laying legal and infrastructural structures. Governor Wycliffe Wangamati said the move was meant to link farmers directly to markets. “Through the commodity exchange, we will be able to ease farmers’ access to markets and therefore motivate them to do more through improved earnings their harvest,” he said during a recent meeting with International Trade Principal Secretary Dr Chris Kiptoo and Technical Advisor to the PS Constant Kandie. During the meeting at the county head office, the two parties resolved to establish a joint working committee in two weeks’ time to set up the commodity exchange. Some of the commodity earmarked to trade at the exchange include maize, beans, green grams, soya beans, carrots and cabbages.
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