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Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya Issues Statements On The Importation Of GMO Maize

Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya has criticised the move by Kenya Kwanza government to Import GMO maize into Kenya.

According to him Kenya has no urgency or emergency for Kenya Kwanza government to Import GMO maize into the country.

"I wish to submit my contribution toward the ongoing discussion on Genetically modified Organisms (GMO)debate which has attracted the national attention. 

To begin with, Kenya has no urgency or emergency of importing GMO food instead the government should ensure, timely empowerment of farmers especially in supplying of subsidised farm inputs to improve local produces.

Transnzoia County is Kenya's food basket however farmers from the region are not sufficiently catered for, therefore I implore the national government to control market price to curb fluctuation by exorbitant middlemen during bumper harvest. Who inturn hoards the produces creating false impression and artificial shortage.

I call upon Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Hon Mithika Lithuri to move with swift to stop any importation plan of GMO food instead utilise the existing produces.

Lastly, GMO food issue should be discussed exhaustively with relative stakeholders considering pros and cons of the importation to the health of innocent consumers. Globally GMO food is meant to increase animal feeds , therefore proper policy and guideline should be put in place before embracing influx of the modified Organisms to our markets". Hon. George Natembeya Trans Nzoia Governor.

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