Hope at last as 60,000 tones of maize lands at Mombasa port

A haul of maize/FILE

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH MAY 2017-60,000 tones of  maize have landed  at the Mombasa port  from Mexico to assist alleviate the high shortage currently in the country .This  is great news for Kenyans who have  had to grapple with high cost of maize meal in the country.The government spokesman Erick Kiraithe says the second batch of  sugar  from Sudan and Egypt  will soon land at the same port.

Kiraithe who spoke the press at his office  Thursday urged farmers across the country not to hod their produce in anticipation of better process in future a move he says has led to the current situation in the country.

Government spokesman Erick Kiraithe

He says  the maize being grown at the moment at the various irrigation schemes managed by government such as Galana kulalu will also be channeled into the national food reserves  to help in tackling the current shortage.

The current situation  in the country has led to the cost of maize meal going up by almost thrice compared to last year. Most retail shops and supermarkets in the country have been forced to sale a two kgs packet of maize meal at ksh 170 with most shops  running empty shelves.

supermarkets display/FILE







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