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Gitugi Tea Factory to start processing orthodox tea

Gitugi  Tea  Factory company Limited has invested Sh.115 million to start a line of processing orthodox tea to improve  farmers’ earnings.

Speaking  on  Wednesday at Gitugi Tea  Factory in Othaya constituency, Nyeri County during a farmers’ Annual General  Meeting (AGM), the Chairman, Peter  Muchiri  Mwangi said the factory would be among the eleven factories that produce Orthodox plants in the country, adding that a market has already been identified.

Mwangi  said they therefore expected the farmers to benefit more when they have the two lines of tea production.

He also added that this year Gitugi Factory was the highest paid factory with a bonus of Sh.36.50 per kg compared to other tea factories in the region and attributed this to good quality of tea leaves that was delivered by farmers this year.

Speaking  during the same occasion, the  KTDA  National  Chairman,  Peter  Kanyago  encouraged other factories in  country to adopt production of orthodox tea that has a lower cost of production and fetched better prices in the global market.

Kanyago  added that Chinga  Factory  in Othaya was in the process of starting orthodox tea lines that would complement the returns for black tea farmers.

By  Beth  Ndirangu

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