Dairy farmers in Embu County have a reason to smile. This follows news that the county government will soon construct a multi-million milk processing plant. Making the announcement recently, Embu Governor Martin Wambora said the project which will cost Sh300 Million is expected to step up value addition efforts in the dairy sector in the county. The plant will be located in Ugweri. “The state-of-the-art facility will utilize the most current technology available in the market becoming one of the newest processing facility in the country,” said Wambora.
Embu County Agriculture CEC Annie Nyaga said that the County Government has already installed 13 coolers in collaboration with the national government and is in the process of installing 10 more with a total capacity of 65,000 litres of milk.
Set on a 3.5-acre piece of land, the plant will have a capacity to process 48,000 litres of milk per day. The county government will deploy equipment for Ultra Heat Treatment (UHT) and Extended Shelf Life (ESL).
The Governor said his government chose Ugweri due to its proximity to major milk producing areas of the county. The plant will also process long life milk, fresh milk, yoghurt, mala, ghee and butter.

Facebook Comments