In a significant step towards strengthening the dairy sector, the Nakuru County Chief Officer for Cooperatives, Mr. Kibet Kurgat, convened a crucial meeting with representatives of the Nakuru Dairy Cooperative Union. The gathering aimed to address various concerns within the dairy cooperatives and formulate strategies to enhance their overall performance.
During the meeting, Mr. Kurgat reaffirmed Governor Susan Kihika’s unwavering commitment to the social and economic empowerment of all residents. He emphasized the role of organized groups in achieving this vision, highlighting the importance of capacity building and the provision of accessible credit. These initiatives, he noted, are integral to fostering the growth of the dairy sector and ensuring the well-being of those involved.
The Director of Cooperatives for Nakuru County, Madam Josephine Ngandu, underscored the significance of cooperation in promoting value addition within the dairy industry. Emphasizing the need for a united front, she urged leaders present to collaborate and communicate as a single voice on matters related to dairy marketing and production.
Leadership at the conference explored into comprehensive discussions, crafting strategies aimed at improving the performance of the dairy union. Recognizing the potential exploitation of milk vendors by middlemen, the participants focused on educating members about the union’s vision. Additionally, they emphasized the importance of value addition in the milk production process, advocating for the incorporation of milk farmers into cooperatives.
As Nakuru County strives to fortify its dairy sector, collaboration with key stakeholders emerges as a cornerstone of success. The commitment to empowering local communities through cooperative initiatives aligns with a broader vision of sustainable economic growth. By fostering unity, providing educational resources, and encouraging value addition, Nakuru County aims to create a resilient and thriving dairy industry that benefits both producers and consumers.
This strategic meeting marks a pivotal moment in Nakuru’s journey towards dairy cooperative empowerment, setting the stage for a more sustainable and economically vibrant future for all stakeholders involved.