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BREAKING NEWS: NCPB Announces The Amount of Maize Bags Remaining in Their Stores

The news that the National Treasury has failed to provide funding to replenish the national emergency grain stores has shaken the country. Already, people are bracing themselves for an increase in the price of maize and maize flour, which currently costs Sh190 for a 2kg packet in supermarkets.

The Public Investment Committee on Social Services, Administrative and Agriculture were dismayed to hear the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) only has 50,000 bags of maize in stores nationwide, coming from the World Food Programme.

This amount of grain falls short of the minimum required according to the law. The committee chairman, Emmanuel Wangwe, had asked the Managing Director of the NCPB, Joseph Kimote, what the current status of the country’s maize reserve was.

In the meantime, efforts have to be made to ensure that people have access to food in these trying times. Hopefully, the government can work out an appropriate plan to get enough grain in the national emergency stores. If this cannot be done, people’s well-being may suffer, leaving them without the food security they need.

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