CIC Ltd General Manager for Industry Operations Division, Steven Tumae, made these remarks on behalf of Acting CEO, Charles Dambui.
Mr Tumae said the revenue made from coffee is from the 5 million people especially from the Highlands region.
He said: “When the extractive industries of copper, gold, oil and gas are gone, coffee will be here to provide for our needs and hold the economy. Coffee is an integral part of the rural economy and is an income earner to the country.”
According to CIC, coffee contributes about K500 million annually to the national budget.