Ministry signs MoU with Turkish company to promote cotton production

Ministry signs MoU with Turkish company

The ministry of trade and cooperatives has signed a memorandum of understanding with Turkish private company SAA investments to assist them boost cotton production in the country.

The minister of state for trade, Micheal Werikhe, notes that cotton farmers have been facing a number of challenges raging from poor seedlings and limited markets which he says have greatly affected the quantity of cotton grown and exported.

Werikhe says that the agreement is not only going to assist farmers in better farming practices but also buy all the cotton that will be produced in the country.

Werikhe has also instructed the ministry officials to set up working committee to monitor the implementation process immediately.

The minister state for agriculture Christopher Kibazanga says urged the ministry of trade to assist them to organize the industry and market so that farmers can benefit.

The director of SAA investments Adnan Sarihan says that even though it has taken them almost three years to come up with the agreement ,he says the project will benefit over 300,000 households and they will concentrate on the needs of farmers.

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