Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana Thursday Launched ‘Makueni Fresh’ milk brand which is produced, processed and packaged in Makueni by Kikima Dairy Farmers Corperative society. This project comes just a year after the county launched a Mango processing Facility that gets Mangoes from locals in the area.
The milk processing plant gets the milk from the local farmers and has already gotten ready market in supermarkets in the region such as Naivas, Mulleys, Ngooni Hyper among other retailers. Speaking during the commissioning of the plant Governor Kivutha Kibwana reiterated his commitment to improve the livelihoods of the locals by empowering them through purchasing of their products such as milk.
The move will see farmers get extra income and help grow the county economically. The plant has a capacity to process at least 300 liters every hour and 6600 liters in a day. In a recent survey rating governors, Kivutha Kibwana was among the top governors in the country. Several farmers who spoke to the Voice of Ukambani after the event expressed their joy and hoped that the milk processor will bring more opportunities to the farming industry in the county.