President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Monday re-opened the refurbished Kenya Meat Commission processor located in Athi River, Machakos County.
The processor which was restored by the Kenya Defence Forces is part of the government objective to restore the livestock sector in the country.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) factory in Athi River, Machakos County for the official re-opening of the meat processor that’s been restored by the Kenya Defence Forces.
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The President expressed satisfaction with the restoration of the meat processor by the Kenya Defence Forces saying Govt’s objective is to elevate the livestock sector into a key economic driver.” Said State House.
Speaking at the function, the Head of State thanked the KDF and called on various agencies such as Kenya Prisons and Kenya Police Service to make KMC their supplier of choice.
“The President thanked KDF and the various agencies that were sourcing their meat requirements from KMC such as Kenya Prisons, Kenya Police Service Training Colleges, NYS, and KWS and urged more institutions to make the meat processor their supplier of choice.
The Head of State was accompanied on the tour by Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua, Defence CS Dr Monica Juma, Agriculture CS Peter Munya and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi among other senior Govt and military officials.” Said State House.
The processor which had previously been closed for business had pending bills amounting to approximately Ksh 1.1 billion. Out of the debt, millions of bills were to pay out suppliers who suffered losses.
On Monday, the heads of the processor were advised to make prompt payments to suppliers and stop a repeat of previous business.