Kitui Factory Dispatches First Chiefs’ Uniform lot

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The Kitui County Textile Centre {KICOTEC} today handed over the first batch of the Chiefs uniforms to officers from Administration Police Training College (APTC).

 

The facility was awarded tender to make chief uniforms following the President’s directive in April this year.

President Kenyatta ordered the Interior Ministry to award chiefs’ uniforms tender to Kicotec as a way of boosting local manufacturing base and create employment for the youth.

 

Speaking at the factory during the handing over of the uniforms, Governor Charity Ngilu said she would appreciate the state’s consideration for more deals forthwith.

 

The county’s manufacturing dream has come true. We invite schools, hospitals, hotels and other organizations to consider us for their clothing needs”. Said Ngilu.

Noting that KICOTEC had successfully produced 2804 pieces as part of the uniforms tasked, Ngilu said Kitui will be the destination for other counties to benchmark and decried any efforts to import goods that could be made locally.

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The future of this country is conferred in our ability to produce goods locally as a people. Most prosperous global economies rely on exports.” she added.

 

The Governor confirmed that half of the placed order by the Interior Ministry had been done.

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We intend to put up more similar factories in the county to increase our production capacity in the future”. she added.

 

While receiving the consignment, the Critical Infrastructure Police Unit Commandant Musa Kakawa said the quality of the uniform was satisfying.

 

We are happy to receive the 2804 pieces today. The expectations on the quality of the uniform have been met and this is encouraging”. He said.

 

Kitui County Commisioner John Ondego said the county had reached a milestone in manufacturing and called on leaders to unite for shared growth.

 

Without mincing words, you’ve done a good job”. He said.

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