Banana farmers in South Imenti Sub County acquire brewery plant from county government
Post by Dorine.
Meru county government has purchased equipment for construction of a banana wine processing plant valued at Sh. 1.8 million.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of the brewery equipment Meru governor Peter Munya said the objective of starting the facility is to protect the banana producers from unscrupulous businessmen who exploit the farmers financially by purchasing the crop at very low prices.
He added that through the Banana Cooperatives Society the county government will nurture the culture of savings to improve the lives of farmers.
Among other value addition strategies in place include a chain production consisting of banana flour mill whose flour is used as a flavor, banana crisps packaging and banana juice production.
The governor added that Meru agricultural produce is unique and the best quality a feature known the world over with coffee, potatoes, tea, meat, miraa, bananas and others.
Munya also called for responsible consumption of banana beer and wine where he guaranteed support from the county government in branding and marketing the products.