It’s now without any doubt that Kenya Tea Development Authority Chairman David Muni Ichoho has proved that he is equal to the task.
He is the gentleman who has sought the best interests of our farmers. He has been out and about seeking new markets and calling for value addition so as the tea can fetch better prices.
Mr. Ichoho notes
“Good news to our tea farmers! The government of Pakistan has honoured our request to consider tea as an essential commodity.
The move will boost Kenya’s export earnings from tea.
This comes two weeks after our meeting with the Islamic Republic Minister of National Food Security and Research. This action will result in automatic allocation of dollars for tea import from Kenya.
The shortage of dollars in Pakistan has been a major hurdle to trade and we have overcome this challenge.
Pakistan is the largest buyer for Kenyan tea accounting for 42% of exports in the last year 2022 (191M Kgs).
On behalf of KTDA and tea fraternity I sincerely thank Hon Mithika Linturi CS of Agriculture and Livestock and by extension the GOK for this diplomatic engagement.
Our gratitude also to Government of Pakistan for accepting our request for this categorization of tea as an essential commodity.
Thanks to Pakistan Tea Association for your support in this endeavour.
This is a double blessing as the heavens open with rain which will enhance production of tea and other food crops. God bless our land.”