The government has cut the price of maize flour to KSh 200 for a 2 kilogram packet starting next month.
On Monday, July 18, the Ministry of Agriculture entered a deal with millers to lower the prices of maize flower as Kenyans continue to grapple with the high cost of living.
“The Ministry of Agriculture shall subsidize the price of maize flour being produced/sold by the miller for a period of four (4) weeks from the date of this contract,” read part of the agreement.
At the same time, a 1 kilogram packet of flour will retail at KSh 52 and the 500 gram packet at KSh 30.
About two weeks ago, expressed outrage online after the government announced that it would reduce the prices of maize flour by KSh 2.
This is after Agriculture CS Peter Munya said the government will sanction relief for levies which will in turn reduce flour prices.
The CS added that the taxes levy for maize imported from Tanzania and other COMESA countries would facilitate enough supply of maize in the country.
“We have suspended all levies and charges on maize coming into the country from all border points
“The move is aimed at averting the maize shortage crisis and ensuring the cost of flour comes down,” said Munya.
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