The construction of a Sh 70 million mango processing factory in Tot, Elgeyo Marakwet county, will be completed in two months time.
The project is being implemented by regional state agency, Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA).
KVDA Managing Director Mr. David Kimosop said the project will cushion farmers from exploitation by middlemen who offer low prices in addition to creating employment opportunities.
“We´ve received mango processing machines valued at Sh 40 million. The machines will be installed at plant for farmers to start using the facility in May” Mr. Kimosop said
He spoke in Eldoret when he flagged off trucks carrying the mango processing machines.