Mayfair Holdings ready for cold storage of fresh produce

Will accommodate direct exports of fresh produce from Kisumu Airport.

In Summary

• Mayfair Holdings Limited was established by the late business mogul Gilani in 1967 for economic development in the region.

• Kenya Airways is set to lift 1.8 tonnes of green chili on Saturday evening to the outside world.

Mayfair Holdings cold facility owner said on January 7, 2021, that they are in partnership with a number of players ahead of the cargo launch
Mayfair Holdings cold facility owner said on January 7, 2021, that they are in partnership with a number of players ahead of the cargo launch
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Mayfair Holdings in Kisumu through its subsidiary, Peche Foods is offering cold storage facility to ensure the export of fresh produce cargo starts smoothly on Saturday.

The storage will accommodate direct exports of fresh produce from Kisumu International Airport.

According to holdings’ General Manager Pals Wagenaar, they are in partnership with a number of players ahead of the cargo launch.

Wagenaar stated that the cold facilities can handle 120 tonnes of products and meet all the international standards.

He noted that Kisumu has developed over the years as an economic hub.

"As stakeholders, we have come together and we have reached a great milestone whereby cargo will be airlifted from the airport here in Kisumu to the international destinations this Saturday," Wagenaar said.

Mayfair Holdings Limited was established by the late business mogul Gilani in 1967 for economic development in the region.

Munira Gilani, the Holdings Director, however, noted that Peche Foods was an establishment to advance the economic development of the Lake Region and provide jobs to many young people in the region.

"Our main target was from the fishermen and women, delivery people and factory personnel," Gilani said.

She said the collaboration is a milestone and they are happy to be part of the inaugural flight for the export this weekend.

"We are optimistic that the export project will broaden the region's horizons further in both human and capital terms and achieve greater status and economic development for the region and the nation at large.”

Kenya Airways is set to lift 1.8 tonnes of dress green chili on Saturday evening to the outside world.

This follows the expansion of the Kisumu airport to encompass a cargo handling and cold storage facility through a public-private partnership.

A farmer Balminder Sokhi, who is running a 4-hectares of land under chili in Siaya County will be harvesting his chili that will be exported.