Makueni and Nandi Deputy Governors being shown around inside the Kalamba factory by the chief officer in charge of Agriculture Mary Muteti
Makueni County Deputy Governor Hon. Adelina Mwau today lead her Nandi County counterpart Hon. Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot on a development tour to the Kalamba fruit processing plant among other sectors of development in the County.
The team was impressed by the development projects initiated by the Makueni County government to it’s people. Dr. Yulita commented on Kivutha Kibwana’s leadership,saying that he has truly defined devolution by the many life changing projects already in use. By the end of this Mangoe season, Kalamba fruit processing plant is projected to process 2100 metric tonnes of raw mango from across the country, producing 4,000 drums of mango puree.
The plant will curb 40 percent of post-harvest fruit waste that farmers used to grapple with in the past. With value addition, curbed waste and stabilised prices, the value of the mango sector in Makueni is projected to increase immensely from the current KES 3 Billion. Later in the day the Nandi team, will also visit Kikima Dairy Plant before ending their development tour to Makueni. “It has been a pleasure hosting Her Excellency Dr.Yulita in our great county and I hope that she will take home some good lessons from us.” Adelina noted.
Nandi deputy governor Hon.Dr Yulita Cheruiyot sips a glass of Mango puree at Kalamba Fruit processing plant.Seated next is Makueni deputy governor