The Kenyan government has issued an urgent message to all Kenyans who own posho mills.
Government's urgent message to Kenyans who own posh mills
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Through the Agriculture Ministry, the government seeks to identify posho mill owners across the country who will be allocated imported maize for milling.
The move is aimed at ensuring that subsidized maize flour is easily accessible in all parts of the country.
“There are some conditions that have been set and we will work with those who will qualify. We are aware that whenever there is a programme for government subsidy there are some business people who want to benefit but we will not allow this to happen,” said the Agriculture CS Willy Bett.
He spoke at the Mombasa port while receiving a vessel with 42, 000 tonnes of maize.
He noted that since the first importation two months ago, the country has received more than 143,000 metric tonnes. Another 260,000 metric tonnes is expected in July.
Since the imports stared flowing in, the maize has been distributed to large millers, but the CS said in order to reach all parts of the country the government had decided to incorporate posho mills.
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He noted that there was a possibility of extending the import window beyond July 31 depending on the weather.
The country in May imported a total of 990,00 bags of 90 kg’s each of tax-free maize from Mexico through South Africa and sold to local millers for the processing of the Sh90 flour to curb the current maize flour shortage.
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