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New garment factory comes up in Kenya's Kisumu
04
Apr '16
A new garment factory has been inaugurated in Kisumu county of Kenya, the country's media reported.

The launch of the garment factory would provide an opportunity for many people to work in the apparel industry. It would also help those selling garments in open air markets and established shops.

On the other hand many second hand clothes traders, who import their products from various countries abroad, would face a blow.

“The initiative is set to benefit students from Kisumu national polytechnic, designers as well as create employment for many youth who will benefit from the value chain,” said Jack Ranguma, Kisumu governor.

To support the garment industry, plans to revive cotton growing in Kisumu is underway. The farmers are set to benefit from subsidised hybrid cotton seeds alongside other incentives to kick-start the process. (NA)

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