MP promises coffee mill


MARKHAM MP Koni Iguan has assured the people of Leron-Wantoat local level government that a coffee mill will be established in the district.
He made the commitment following a request by the people during a recent visit to the area.
Iguan, who is also the vice-minister for Agriculture and Livestock, said he would work closely with the LLG to have the mill established.
“All we have to do now is for you all to work closely with me and the DDA (district development authority) to make available funds for that and also the other major projects like roads and bridges in the district,” he said.
Ward 13 councillor Amos Inikap told Iguan on Nov 18 that the Leron-Wantoat people were coffee farmers with a high coffee production in the LLG.
“Our people are coffee farmers but they are selling their beans to people from outside the district and that is not good,” he said.
“We do not want middle men in the coffee business and that is why we are calling on Markham MP and his district development authority to set up a mill in the district.”
Leron-Wantoat LLG president Matthew Soni said his people had tried hard to find markets for their coffee.
“We have gone great lengths to serve others and now we are asking our DDA to help build a coffee mill in the Markham for local farmers,” he said.

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