Kenyan growers seek factory investors

| April 3, 2013

More than 20,000 tobacco farmers in Migori, Kenya, have asked the county government to help identify investors who would be willing to build a factory in the area, according to a story by Manuel Odeny for the Nairobi Star.

The factory, presumably a leaf processing plant, was said to be one of the pledges made during campaigns for elections in March.

The Kenya Tobacco Farmers’ Association (KETOFA) said the Migori governor, Zachary Obado, and his deputy, Mwita Mahanga, should help speed up the investment.

“Migori has 20,000 out of 35,000 farmers across the country and the investment will increase government revenue and employment opportunities,” said Joseph Wanguhu, KETOFA CEO.

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