Mureu claimed that farmers are holding onto their produce in the expectation of making a bigger profit.
Because many farmers are storing it to sell at a greater price, he claimed, NCPB doesn't have any themaize.
Later, after leaders from the North Rift and Western areas opposed the importation of GMO maize and demanded an immediate halt until local farmers had finished selling their goods in stores and they had finished harvesting, it was discovered that farmers had their corn on the shelves.
According to our source, Trade CS Moses Kuria, revealed that the government will be obliged to import if farmers do not release stored corn.
He stated that they have until Tuesday to remove the corn from storage.
The cabinet may be compelled to permit the entry of maize if by that point they will not have followed the directive.
In addition, it will protect the farmers in the event that they are forced to sell corn for Sh4,000 per bag, he claimed, adding that the government is working to lower the price of manure."I am aware that there is a deeper problem. Otherwise, how can we account for importing maize from Argentina and selling it at a lower price than locally grown, "asked he.
He added."I want to talk to you about that story. I am aware that manure and seedlings are involved."
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