The State Cooperatives Principal Secretary Patrick Kilemi paid a courtesy call to the Busia County Commissioner, Mr. Kipchumba Ruto. Through the provincial administration, in collaboration with the county government, they will mobilize and provide public awareness to the cotton farmers to aggregate them into cooperatives.
Later on, PS Cooperatives, together with his Industry counterpart Dr. Juma Mukhwana, visited the Busia County Offices where they were received by Governor H.E Paul Otuoma. They promised to partner in providing seeds and financial support to the cotton farmers.
H.E. Otuoma pledged to mobilize more residents to venture into cotton farming given its possible positive impacts on the residents and spin-off effects on the textile and dairy industry.