Pan African FMD group East Africa, leaders in providing and distributing premium agricultural solutions held an Extra care clinic at Murkwijit Primary School grounds to prepare farmers in the county for the planting season.
Owners of Massey Ferguson tractors and planters were treated to a free inspection, servicing and advice on the maintenance of the same. In addition, there was a complimentary calibration of Massey Ferguson planters and spare parts were on sale at 30% discount.
“All the mechanical checks are carried out by our qualified specialists who are able to offer service and advice about genuine spare parts which are stocked by FMD. We are committed to raising the farm output of our country and therefore we are constantly improving and modernizing our products,” said Lucy Mukuru-the FMD Sales Manager
The Governor, Prof. Lonyangapuo who presided over the event asked the FMD group to keenly show the tractor owners and drivers the different kinds of original spare parts.
“Due to ignorance, our people have suffered and ended up buying and using counterfeits which damage our tractors and planters.” Said the Governor.
Request to have the clinics yearly at the sub county levels so as to reach all the county farmers was made by the Governor. “Let’s have events like this annually in order to incorporate all the farmers. We are glad this event started last year and it is still going on. I challenge other companies like CMC and New Holland to come out and join hands with us in educating the people on these kinds of agricultural products and services. I also challenge KEBS to work hand in hand with these companies to end the counterfeit issue.”
CEC Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Irrigation Mr. Lipale urged the farmers to always use and maintain good servicing products from the respective companies. “To act as an example, the county Massey Ferguson tractors have been serviced by the FMD. This is to ensure that they stay in good condition and serve the county’s agricultural, pastoral and irrigation department well.” He said.
Murkwijit primary and Murkwijit Secondary Schools were after the event handed 2 foot balls each certified by KEBS for good quality purposes.
Also present were the CS, Dr. Michael Parklea and CEC- PSM, ICT and Devolved Units, Mrs. Ruth Kisabit.