President orders agriculture cabinet secretary to authorise NCPB to open buying stores for farmers

KTN News Jan 11,2019


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President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the cabinet secretary for agriculture to authorize the NCPB to immediately open buying centers and stores to receive maize from farmers across the country. The strategic food reserve has been authorized to purchase 2 million from farmers. The 90 kilogram bag of maize will be bought at ksh 2,500. The government will simultaneously release 1.7 million 90kg bags of maize at ksh. 1,600 and an additional 300,000 bags of animal feed at ksh. 1,400 per bag. He called upon the investigative agencies to expedite verification process to ensure maize farmers are paid as soon as possible