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Six mini tanneries to go operational in Kenya by July-end
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May '12
The Kenyan Government has announced that six mini leather tanneries, set up in different parts of the country to increase domestic leather production, would commence operations by July-end.

This would take the total number of tanneries in Kenya to 19, the highest in Africa, Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC) CEO Mwinyihija Mwinyikione said.

The six tanneries are set up in Wajir's Buna, Makueni's Wote, Garissa, Mogotio, Isinya and Kanduyi regions of the country under the economic stimulus programme.

Each of the tanneries developed at a cost of Sh 25 million, has a weekly production capacity of 1,000 hides.

According to KLDC, the new tanneries would enhance the availability of hides and skins in the domestic market, which, in turn, would lead to increased production of footwear and other finished leather items by domestic producers.

Mr. Mwinyikione said footwear constitutes the most valuable product under the leather value chain, but Kenya's domestic production falls short in catering to the domestic as well as international demand for the same.

He said that there has been a rise in export of raw and semi-processed leather from the country, due to which domestic producers sometimes lack enough raw material to produce finished goods.

Kenya's cottage industry produces around four million pairs of leather footwear each year, which is in addition to the two to three million pairs being produced by Bata Shoe Company, KLDC said.

In comparison, the domestic demand is 24 million pairs of leather footwear per year, it added.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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