ASK Meru county chairman Stanley Ng'entu addresses journalists at the Gitoro grounds where he announced at least 100 exhibitors have confirmed participation. Photo. MPC Reporter

By Edward Muriki

The Meru Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) show will open its doors next week where exhibitors from five counties are expected to show case their products.

ASK Meru county chairman Stanley Ng’entu Mwithimbû said the annual fair will run from Wednesday 31st to Saturday 3rd June and asked residents and Kenyans from across the country to attend the show.

Exhibitors from Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo, Marsabit and Wajir have confirmed participation, according to Mr Ng’entu.

“By Tuesday this week we had already registered over 100 exhibitors including companies, educational institutions and banks who will be showing their products,” he said.

He also confirmed that during this year’s show more than 1,000 farmers from the five counties will participate. He asked upcoming farmers to attend and learn from experienced ones. Meru ASK attracts more than 10,000 people from across the country during the four days.

Addressing the press at ASK Showgrounds at Gîtooro, Ng’entu said contrary to claims that the show was for students only, the show was a platform for people from various sectors of the economy to learn best practices.

“For instance of those who will participate, 1,500 of them will be experienced farmers who have a wealth of knowledge,” he said, adding that Governor Kawira Mwangaza will be the chief guest during the official opening.

Stanley Mukaria Maingi the former chairman who is now in charge of repair works at the grounds said all is set for this year’s show.

“It’s all systems go and we’re finishing up with a few things here and there. There is a lot to learn and we call upon all people within the region to come and witness this annual fair,” he said.


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