By Elias Hakizimana
A $ 4 million (about Rwf3.4 billion) Huye Animal Feeds Factory” with capacity to produce 40 tons of feeds for chicken, cows and pigs and 4 tons of extruded feeds for fish per day, has been launched in Huye District of Southern Province. Players in livestock sector say it will contribute to improvement in production.
It has also a section that serves as drier for post-harvest treatment.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Jean Claude Musabyimana officially inaugurated the plant producing different animal feeds, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
The factory was constructed with support from the Republic of Korea, and was handed over to the government of Rwanda by H.E Kim Eung-joong the Korean ambassador to Rwanda during the inauguration of the factory.
“Considering this capacity and the number of live animal in Southern Province, we can say that the facility will serve and play an important role in the development of livestock in this province itself in many years to come.
The Permanent Secretary urged the farmers around this factory to come and exploit it. It has has experts that have extensive knowledge in livestock farming that can guide and teach local farmers how well they can treat and feed their livestock.
“I want to call upon the maize, rice, soybean, cassava and wheat growers, nearby around to contract with the factory so that you should work together for common interest,” the PS told Huye farmers. “This factory needs your harvest as raw material; this will help you to get a surely market nearby.”
The PS also thanked the Government of Korea not also for their support in building the Huye-based animal feeds factory, but also for many other project agreements which both countries have together in agriculture and other sectors.
Ambassador Kim Eung-joong commended the good cooperation between Rwanda and Korea, and reiterated his country’s commitment to keep supporting Rwanda’s agriculture development.
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