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Agriculture PS Reacts To Rumours That CS Peter Munya Has Withdrawn The Ksh100 Maize Flour

The Sh100 Unga subsidy has not been suspended, as the Ministry of Agriculture has disputed allegations to the contrary. The program is still in place, according to Francis Owino, principal secretary of the state department for crops development and agricultural research.

The ministry is still keeping an eye on the situation, according to Owino, who talked to the Star. The Treasury was hesitant to release funds to implement the initiative, according to an internal memo dated August 13 that was viewed by the Star, which led to the decision to suspend it.

The memo stated that had been agreed that the Maize Flour Subsidy program be terminated with immediate effect due to inadequate exchequer releases from the National Treasury to help sustain it.

It went ahead and clarified that the goal of this memo was to direct that Kenyans should immediately cease the aforementioned program and provide a thorough closure report for inspection as soon as possible. The government only instituted the subsidy four weeks ago to protect Kenyans from the soaring price of maize flour.

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