Farmers in Uasin Gishu are headed for good times after the great project of Moisoy Milling plant nears completion.
Recently the union received the first phase of imported equipment, Aspirations system, while another consignment of equipment, 8 containers are in high seas and are expected to dock by the end of June this year.
The project which is a brainchild of Uasin Gishu Governor H.E Hon Jackson Mandago is set to be a game-changer for cereal farmers in the region and beyond, even as the National Government announced that going forward it will not be buying maize from the farmers.
Moisoy is an acronym of Moiben and Soy sub-counties, an area regarded as the highest producer of maize in Uasin Gishu County.
It’s a union of Cooperative societies who joined hands to pull together and change their livelihoods economically; the project is jointly funded by the County Government of Uasin Gishu through the Department of Cooperatives and Enterprise Development and individual shareholders who are cooperative members through their primary cooperative societies.
Top County Officials led by Cooperatives and Enterprise Development County Executive Committee Member Ms. Esther C. Mutai and the Chief Officer Mr Pius Kigen have been moving around the county mobilizing maize farmers to embrace the game-changer in the region.
According to CECM, Ms Esther C. Mutai the maize milling plant is set to alleviate challenges faced by maize farmers in the region as it will guarantee a market for their produce.