Kenya’s National Youth Service (NYS) has been allocated 100,000 acres of the Galana-Kulalu Complex to revive the ailing textile industry, President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the passing out parade of NYS recruits in Gilgil recently. He said the project is in line with his Big Four Agenda aimed at steering the economy to double digit growth.
Under the plan, 50,000 jobs are expected to be created in cotton farming, which has a target of generating 20 billion Kenyan shilling (Sh) in apparel export earnings this year, according to a report in a Kenyan newspaper.
The Galana-Kulalu ranch is located in the counties of Kilifi and Tana River.
Source: Fibre2fashion.Source: globaltextiles.com