New tea factory directors take over leadership
The new Ndima tea factory directors moments after taking over the running of the facility this morning having been elected last Saturday in accordance with the ongoing reforms.
All the newly elected tea factory Directors within Zone Five have taken over the leadership in the facilities .
The directors who were elected last Saturday took over the mantle this morning without any resistance from either the KTDA management or the ousted leaders.
The factories within the zone include Ndimaini, Mununga, Kangaita , Kimunye and Thumaita .
At Ndimaini, the new directors were accorded a warm reception by the factory manager and taken round the facility .
After the take over the directors expressed gratitude to the former directors for allowing a smooth transition in accordance with the ongoing tea reforms in the multibillion sector .
Speaking to the media within the factory premises later the new facility vice chairman Muchiri Wachira said his team will put into place new strategies as per the ongoing government driven reforms.
He said the team will be accountable right from the marketing ,until the farmer received his or her dues .
“We want the growers to be receiving their rightful dues by ensuring the weighing , transportation of the green leafs and processing up to the marketing were conducted in the most transparent manner unlike before when this process was surrounded with mystery ,”he said.
The official also said the new team will request the government to provide the farmers with quality and subsidised farm inputs ,which if implemented will highly reduce the productions costs.
Added the official “we will also ensure that all tea buying centers were provided with well calibrated weighing machines and strict measures will be enforced to ensure no one tampered with the gadgets,”.
The factory chairman John Mithamo wa Susana who made a dramatic entry back into the tea sector leadership last Saturday after he was forcibly ejected some years back promised to start delivering the services as per the new reforms .
“As a new team which is fully committed to the reforms , we are going to ensure that the process was implemented to the letter as per the prescribed guidelines by the government,” he said.
It was the same in all the other four factories within the zone while farmers have appreciated the changes .