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Flower farmers relocate to Ethiopia

by Grace Kisembo

Unending workforce strikes has forced Kenya’s flower farmers to consider relocation to Ethiopia, against the backdrop of a shrinking market .

According to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui talks between farmers and other players should be initiated to chart the way forward.

Addressing the press during the 21st human resource management workshop in Naivasha, Kinyanjui said labour was the main point of concern for farmers.

“We need to find a lasting solution to this crisis that will help in improving productivity,” he said.

Kinyanjui said laws give too much liberty to the workers, killing investor confidence, adding that the sector must be safeguarded, as it was among Kenya’s highest revenue earners.

Institute of Human Resource Management Chairman Elijah Stimah said they were prepared to help counties deal with the labour crisis.

“The industrial actions that we see in companies could end if those responsible for human resource are sourced from the association,” Stimah said.

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