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Oromia offers 390 locally assembled tractors, combines to farmers

Addis Ababa, October 7, 2020 (FBC) – Oromia Regional State has offered 390 tractors and combine harvesters to farmers as part of modernizing the agricultural sector.

The agricultural machineries handed over to the farmers have been assembled at Kegna Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing in Shashemene town.

Out of the total machinery 310 are Tractors while the remaining 80 are combine harvesters.

The farmers have covered 30 pct of the price through saving, and are required to pay the remaining 70 percent gradually in five years, it is sated on the handover ceremony.

President of Oromia Regional State, Shimelis Abdisa who presided over the handover ceremony said the distribution of the locally assembled equipment to farmers has a paramount significance in raising product and productivity in the agricultural sector.

Kegna Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing has distributed 730 machineries including today’s tractors and combines to farmers since its commencement in 2018.

High ranking government officials including governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, Dr. Yinager Dessie attended the handover event.

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