A public tannery to open in Kenya to save hides: a 10 million euro investment

In Kenya they are about to open a new tannery. The government of Narok county, placed in the mid-west of the country, is going to invest 1,2 billion shillings (around 10 million euros) to build up a new tannery to prevent the wastefulness of hides and skins coming from Nyandarua, Narok and Kajiado areas, which have been little exploited in the past. As reported by local authorities, about 60% of Kenya’s livestock herds live in the country’s dry and semi-arid lands, which represent around 80% of its overall area. The new tannery will prevent local farmers from selling out their products, therefore giving them a chance to process their hides in this new plant, whose building will be also supported by national government. According to the project, designed by the local council, the new tannery will manufacture up to 4,000 tons of leather a year. Kenya’s authorities also hope that it will give a boost to domestic economy.



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