Anne Waiguru promises new market, improved profits for tea farmers


Anne Waiguru promises new market, improved profits for tea farmers

Kirinyaga governorship candidate Anne Waiguru has promised to source for new markets that will help tea farmers price their produce better and earn maximum profits from their sales.

Speaking when she toured Kangaita Tea Factory and tea farms in the area early this week, Waiguru said that many tea farmers in the county have been neglected by the current county government noting that should she win the governorship race she will ensure a turnaround in the sector.

She further noted that she would improve the welfare of workers in the tea plantations and factories while also improving the state of tea factories in the county.

On Tuesday, Waiguru visited Podago Dairy Cooperation Society where she reiterated her commitment to improve the dairy sector in the country.

The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary stated that she would work with stakeholders in the dairy sector to address some of the challenges facing the sector.

She reiterated her committed to improve the agricultural sector and make Kirinyaga a food basket for Kenya.

The Jubilee candidate later addressed residents of Karaini where she promised to institute better government policies that will ensure development projects are initiated in all the parts of the county.

She vowed to replicate her sterling development record as Cabinet Secretary in the Devolution Ministry to the county and position Kirinyaga as the most developed county in Kenya.

Waiguru is credited with devolving of government services through the initiation of over 40 Huduma Centres across the country, improving the living standards of women and youth through the Women Enterprise Fund and Youth Fund and launching slum upgrading projects and rebranding and re-launching the National Youth Service (NYS) as a youth’s self-help project.

On Wednesday, Ms Waiguru extended her campaigns to Mwea Constituency, traversing different areas in the constituency.

In separate addresses in Muga, PI and Mûtithi Ms Waiguru called on the residents to support her bid and the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 elections.

She promised to solve the water crisis that has affected the people of Mwea for years in addition to supporting rice farming in the areas.

Her government, Waiguru added, will improve infrastructure and create jobs for the youth while addressing issues affecting, not some, but every part of Kirinyaga.

Ms Waiguru further noted that the construction of Thiba dam will commence soon with President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to lead the groundbreaking ceremony.

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