Kenya Takes Measures To Revive The Domestic Textile Industry

Posted on : Friday , 9th June 2023

As part of initiatives to promote the nation's cotton industry, farmers in Kenya will receive free chemicals and training to ensure optimal production, and the government is anticipated to provide sufficient raw materials for the textile industry.

The department for industrialization, the agricultural ministry, and Rift Valley Textile East Africa Ltd. will collaborate on the initiative.

According to a recent announcement from Kenya, farmers will receive free chemicals and training to help them produce as much as possible. The government is also expected to supply enough raw materials for the textile industry.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Department for Industrialization, and Rift Valley Textile East Africa Ltd (RIVATEX).

It is hoped that the action will strengthen the local cotton industry.

The government gave the Luanda ginnery in Busia and the Rift Valley Textile Mills (Rivatex) Sh7 billion for renovation, but the facilities aren't operating to their full potential due to the deficient cotton value chain.

Beatrice Nyamwanu, the acting director general of the Agriculture and Food Authority, reportedly said that the greater focus on reviving the industry will enhance cotton output, which is now at 3,000 metric tonnes.

With a demand for 140,000 cotton bales, Kenya only currently produces 28,000 bales annually. In order to meet demand, 80 percent of the raw materials utilised by businesses are imported from East Africa, China, and India. 

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