CHEPKUNYUK DAIRY FARMERS NOW SET WITH A COMPLETE MILK COOLING AND STORAGE FACILITY.
Construction of a new milk cooling and storage facility with a holding capacity of 5,000 litres at Choimim, Chepkunyuk Ward in Nandi hills Sub County is now complete.
Establishment of the modern facility seeks to improve the farmers’ milk production capacity by enabling them preserve their milk and sell it to processors at a good price and at their convenience.
Speaking when he inspected the project, Chief Officer incharge of Agriculture Mr. Wilson Lelei commended the contractor for a job well done. The CO urged farmers to work on increasing their production noting that the new facility will offer bulking and chilling services before milk is transported to processing facilities.
Area Member of the County Assembly Dr. Paul Sanga commended the department of Agriculture and Cooperative Development for delivering the project in time. Dr Sanga who sits in the Agriculture committee at the assembly revealed that they are working closely with the Agriculture department and the National Government to ensure installation of coolers is fast-tracked.
Mr Joshua Araap Bungei, Managing Director Lelbren Dairy Co-operative Society, thanked the county administration for setting up the cooler in the area saying that farmers are more than ready and eagerly waiting to make use of the facility.