Fourteen samples were collected from NCPB
warehouses in Makueni, Kitui, and Machakos districts.
then distills this information and makes recommendations regarding guidelines, resource allocations and strategic initiatives.
The Agriculture CS said,"We are receiving information on other NCPB
officials colluding with businesspersons to sell the fertilizer and once we establish the authenticity of the information we will take disciplinary actions.
President Moi also promised that the NCPB
would be fully commercialised by the end of 1996.
Kiunjuri addressed the press after touring NCPB
depots in Eldoret and Kitale, accompanied by Terer Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Moiben MP Sila Tiren.
He included that NCPB
will play a pivotal role in the matter and called on ranchers to provide backing by acquiring fertilizers from cooperative saccos and at the Eldoret NCPB
stores and particular agrovet stores and not from individuals.
Unfortunately, farmers have decided to hold onto their maize because NCPB
is not financed well enough to pay them, therefore creating an artificial shortage of the crop," he said.
In Eldoret town, Kipkorir Menjo said, "Part of the more than Sh5 billion allocated for El Nino emergencies should quickly go the NCPB
so it provides driers.
At certain seasons, there are such bumper harvests, that the NCPB
lacks the capacity to store all the maize.
planned to buy more than two million bags of maize using the Sh6 billion set aside.
Mr Kiunjuri said the NCPB
had received 2,811,055 bags of maize from farmers all valued at Sh8.
said, age, quantity and quality of maize in numerous depots are different.