By MN Reporter
Migori fishermen are set to reap big from fish exports which will start immediately power is taken to Sh140 million Sori fish processing plant.
The fishermen who have been waiting for the plant to operate after it stopped operating several months ago are now hopeful that once power is installed in the plant, they will have value addition for their catches and do away with post harvest losses, as their fish will be exported for maximum benefit.
Ochieng Mbeo who is the chairman of the Kenya Fish Marketing Authority said the body would ensure fish is packaged and exported from the processing plant in Migori County to the world.
“We will be starting the process immediately power is installed. The fish will be branded from its area of origin as it is being exported into the world. We will be doing everything here aside from adding value to fishermens’ catch,” Mbeo said.
The chairman said the government managed to tackle the major problem of transportation of Kenyan fish to DRC. Over the years, Uganda authorities had set restrictions that made transportation of the product to DRC a challenge.
However in June this year, the country and Uganda signed a memorandum of Understanding that would allow for smooth transit of fish from Kenya to DRC, through Lake Turkana.