The National Government has allocated Sh 650 million Rivatex East Africa to ensure the modernization process goes on as planned.

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According to the Principal Secretary State Department for Industrialization Dr Francis Owino, this will help in the creation of employment.

“As a government, we have injected Sh 650 million in Rivatex East Africa to continue with the process of modernization,” said the principal secretary.

Dr Owino who spoke to the press after touring Rivatex East Africa on Saturday said this will increase employment by about 70 people.

He further said that the government has approved BT cotton which is in the pilot stage in six Counties to ensure that farmers get high yields and more resources getting into farmers' pockets.

“We have piloted BT cotton trials in Busia, Baringo, Tana River, Kirinyaga, Makueni, and Meru Counties to ensure that farmers are enticed to cotton farming,” added Dr Owino.

Dr Owino further revealed that they are revitalizing allot of sensitization and advocacy to farmers in the areas that were used to grow cotton for them to go back to planting cotton.

He also says that the government will revitalize ginneries in Wester Kenya, Siaya and Rift Valley where they were closed down.

The PS, however, appealed to Kenyans to Kenyans to reduce their appetite for the foreign product since what is being produced at Rivatex is as good or much better than what we are importing saying let us buy Kenya to build Kenya.