President assures of food security as he open Mombasa show

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Government is committed to ensuring Kenya is a food secure nation.

Speaking yesterday during the Mombasa Agricultural Show, the President noted that to achieve that goal, rejuvenating the agricultural sector had to be a priority.

“We need to do more to ensure that no Kenyan suffers from lack of food,” the President said.

Youth challenged

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He challenged youth to participate in agricultural activities to increase food production.

The Head of State noted that in this financial year, the agriculture budget was capped at Sh48.5 billion.

He said the funds would enhance agricultural production through irrigation and also support the national food reserve.

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“All these and other initiatives should help make Kenya a food secure country," the President said, adding: "They will also help increase exports to other countries, which will boost the agribusiness sector.”

The agricultural show held at Mkomani Grounds attracted 190 exhibitors, with most showcasing technologies in agriculture, manufacturing, transport logistics and trade.

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Present at the show were Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

Uhuru urged county governments to adopt the Government's strategy of increasing food production and supporting manufacturing to boost the economy.

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