Governor Samuel Ole Tunai discussed and signed a memorandum of understanding with Mr. Omer Karadeli, an investor from Turkey, who expressed readiness and interest to invest in a meat processing facility in Narok County. The memorandum will guide the County on how well the investor will set up the meat processing and packaging industry in Narok County, and how the residents will benefit from the investment process
Livestock farming in Narok County remains the mainstay for the people with a huge livestock population approximately at 1.4 million beef cattle, 2.6 million sheep, and 1.0 million goats.
The county says that once the project is actualised, it will ensure reduced post-harvest losses in terms of weight by reducing transportation and trekking distances to slaughterhouses which affects the meat quality. The immediate impact will be increased livestock farmers’ household incomes creating wealth and prosperity for the people. Direct and indirect employment and trade opportunities are guaranteed outcomes of this investment the county adds.
In partnership with the Turkey investors, the County procured and operationalized over 20 milk coolers, an investment it says has improved food and nutrition security, increased incomes, promoted social inclusion of youth and women in livestock enterprises through agribusiness.