EDITORIAL: Beef up grain reserve
1 weeks ago, 14:32
A move by the government to drastically reduce budgetary allocation for the strategic grain reserve will come with serious implications. The Division of Revenue Bill 2018 indicates that the Treasury has set aside Sh1.28 billion next year from Sh4.29 billion to replenish the country’s food stocks. The amount is just enough to buy 400,000 bags going by the Sh3,200 that the government was paying farmers for deliveries. But this quantity can only feed Kenyans for less than a week. The tragedy is tha ...
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