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A Move By the Government that Could See Rise In Price of Ugali

The Government of Kenya through the National Cereals and Produce board and the Agriculture and Food Authority have today banned the importation of maize from Uganda and Tanzania, citing safety concerns for the move. The government through the Food Authority has raised concern over the rising cases of Covid-19 in the two country over their reluctance to put in place stern precautionary measures.

Photo: Maize importation from Tanzania

This ban means Kenyans could be forced to pay highly for maize and maize flour, as it is a staple food for most Kenyan communities. This could also directly affect the price of Ugali in hotels and restaurants.

Photo: Ugali

This ban follows another ban in January, when the Agriculture and Food Authority stopped the importation of beef and poultry products from the same countries. This was also considered as a precautionary step to control and to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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