Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Tea to implement policies facing the sector
The Senate Ad Hoc committee on Tea has assured Kisii residents that its going to enact laws to better tea farming facing the sector in Gusii region.
The tea farmers have been decrying over the numerous taxation, delay in the collection of the green leaves, marketing, cartels hawking tea v and low payment on the bonuses.
Speaking when they paid a courtesy call to the Kisii Governor, the chair Aaron Cheruiyot said their coming is crucial as it grants the Senate an opportunity to get firsthand information and views of farmers and other stakeholders in regard to the very crucial cash crop.
The chair said that tea farmers have been earning low bonus income due to cartels who purchase at throw price.
" We should come up with the policy to safeguard our farmers, it really hurts us on what our farmers are earning, " said Cheruiyot .
Mr Cheruiyot said that on the issue of bonuses said that the policy should protect all the farmers to earn bonuses equally.
According to him bonuses has been varying from one region to…