Governor Charity Ngilu on Sunday May 20, said that the Kitui county Government will support livestock trading activities in the county.
Addressing hundreds of livestock traders during a consultative meeting between the County Government and the traders in Kitui town, the Governor said that the County government will promote livestock traders using viable existing methods.
This, she said, will ensure high income levels from the activity. The Governor assured that her government has procured lorries to ferry livestock to trading centres and retain quality of the stock.
Noting the long distances traders drive their cattle from markets, Ngilu said that a workable plan will be structured to assure government’s intervention through subsidized transportation of the livestock.
She said more slaughter houses will be constructed at targeted market centres to ensure a permanent solution to the transport challenges traders face.
The County boss lauded the traders for the unity that has seen them attain the threshold for a common bargaining and access government support in the trade.
Present at the meeting, County Executive Committee Member for Treasury Mary Nguli hinted on a possible access to funds by traders from the newly structured Kitui County Empowerment Plan. (KCEP)
Through the plan, loans will be accessed by members of cooperatives across the county to grow their activities.
Trade and Cooperatives Mr Philip Mumo also addressed the meeting.