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September 28, 2020


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Treasury to blame for drought funds

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Agriculture Principal Secretary Richard Lesiyampe said out of the Sh10.4 billion that had been requested for among other activities, buying 1.3 million bags of maize from farmers to stock up the strategic food reserve, only Sh1.5 billion had been provided.

Appearing before the Agriculture Committee, Mr Lesiyampe said the ministry had been paralysed by the National Treasury’s apparent lack of funds, and was yet to release Sh1 billion requested to purchase the maize from farmers.

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