Plans are underway to expand Kenya’s Brookside Dairy into the West African Market following the announcement by company chairman Mr Muhoho Kenyatta on Thursday.
Mr Muhoho said the company is ready to sell its products as well as launch full-scale operations in West Africa, a local daily reported.
The company chair revealed this when he hosted Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who had made an official visit to the Ruiru-based dairy firm, in the company of his government’s Agriculture ministry delegation.
Speaking at the firm, Mr Buhari said the firm was a great platform for his country to learn from. He said Nigeria would send agricultural officers to Kenya to learn more on dairy as well acquire technical skills and knowledge on dairy processing.
“Brookside Dairy has shown the rest of us that dairy processing can be used to transform local societies economically by helping nurture a vibrant dairy sector. What I saw was tenacity of purpose that has built a successful efficient company over the last two decades,” he said.
The tour took Mr Buhari round the Ruiru-based factory where he witnessed a variety of milk processes the product undergoes before finally hitting the local market and the East African market where Brookside Dairy has subsidiaries.
According to Mr Muhoho, there is need to eradicate trade barriers in Africa, which he said are unfavorable for the African economies.
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