The government has assured Kenyans there is enough maize flour as more imports trickle in. Agriculture CS Willy Bett yesterday said 42,000 tonnes are currently being transported from the Port of Mombasa and will be taken up by millers as fast as possible.
“Maize imports that the country is now depending on may not be coming in as fast as we would want, hence the shortage of the Sh90 subsidised maize flour in the market,” he said.
Owing to the fact that some players in the processing segment had not embraced the government’s subsidy programme, the production capacity for largescale millers has been overwhelmed. “Operators of posho mills will start receiving white maize at the end of this week as part of addressing shortage of flour in remote areas,” Bett said.
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