- This, he said, is aimed at putting more money into the pocket of the smallholder farmer.
- Gachagua acknowledged that the task would require strong mental stamina.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua had a morning walk in Kericho, ahead of the two day national tea conference.
"The walk within the hilly, beautiful tea plantations in Kericho was worth every minute and highly refreshing to the mind," Gachagua said in a tweet on Thursday.
The DP said that beholding the captivating sight of the tea plantations, he was reminded of the challenge ahead, of streamlining the Tea subsector.
"The thousands of acres of tea bushes forming a captivating green canopy is a perfect reminder of the challenge that lies ahead of us in streamlining the Tea Subsector," he said.
This, he said, is aimed at putting more money into the pocket of the smallholder farmer.
Gachagua acknowledged that the task would require strong mental stamina.
"The high-level consultations at the Tea Subsector Reforms Summit in Kericho require strong mental stamina for clarity of thought in delivering on the assignment," he said.
"We are determined to get it right through farmer-centred lasting structural reforms in law, policy and regulations in the Tea Subsector."