Uasin Gishu County has been best known to steer and spur the cooperative movement-a global economic game changer- and has turned a big boom in revenue collection.
Officials from the Kenya Commodities Exchange (KOMEX) on Friady paid a courtesy visit to H.E Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno’s office.
During a lengthy discussion, the officials praised the County for having set up structures and kept the tempo of fostering the cooperatives movement.
The team led by Chief Executive for Export Promotion Council, Mr Peter Biwott, representing the Principal Secretary for Trade, further applauded the County for being the first county to have an industrial park, saying that it is the greatest indicator of the trading and business activities.
H E Daniel Chemno shared his optimism that the coming in of the department through commodities exchange programe will promote the stability of trade activities in the county, which will in turn promote agricultural activities.
“As a County, we have funds to promote traders through the enterprise development fund, which is distributed to cooperatives societies.”
“This has really improved trading and commodies exchange”, said the Deputy Governor.
Also speaking, CEC in charge of Trade, Mr Philip Meli, urged the team to come up with policies that will improve trading activities, further asking them to create storage facilities that will aid farmers store their products as they await fair prices for their commodities.
The team that has been in the County since Thursday were later today set to launch the Kenya Commodities Exchange Programme, where they will meet traders, farmers and stakeholders from the North Rift region.