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KTDA to be reformed, says Ruto

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    The Kenya Tea Development Agency management structure will be streamlined to rid it of illiterate directors among other issues, a minister has said.

    Agriculture minister William Ruto said the move is aimed at coming up with a new criteria of electing directors of the tea agency so as to weed out illiterate board members who have contributed to the mismanagement of the tea sector.

    Mr Ruto said there was need to reduce the number of directors from the current eight or nine per factory to two in a bid to cut down on expenses being incurred in paying their allowances.

    He, at the same time, said the reforms would remove from the agency’s management the monopoly they are now enjoying of being their own supervisors, auditors and presiding over elections of factory directors.

    Mr Ruto spoke at Maset secondary school in Bomet Central division during a harambee