Treasury okays importation of over 540,000 tons of duty-free maize

Treasury okays importation of over 540,000 tons of duty free maize

The National Treasury has okayed the duty-free importation of 540,000 tons of duty-free maize to cushion local shortage.

On May 16, Kenya said it will import maize in bulk to cushion Kenyans from the rising price of maize flour

The price of 2kg maize flour has surged by 11.1 percent to Ksh.149 from Ksh.134 in February.

According to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, the government will import maize from countries outside East African Communities (EAC).

“We are going to run out of maize in the next few months and to control the rising cost of flour, we need to import the produce,” said Munya.

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