has no role in determining prices, this should be left to the market forces of supply and demand.
TWO ENTITIES Total fertiliser the NCPB
and state department of agriculture ordered amounted to 149,775.25 tonnes at a cost of Sh8.1 billion, which was shared between the two entities, the auditor says in the report majority leader Aden Duale tabled in Parliament.
'That is better but still the maize at the NCPB
is inadequate and we cannot go for what the farmers are offering at the high prices because that would be uneconomical and the price of flour will go higher,' Ajey said.
Small millers on Friday last week told Nation that they had made excess payments to the NCPB
, but they now believe it may not have enough grain to supply them.
He said the government should give money to the NCPB
to clear debts, which it owes to the farmers.
Section 15 of the Act states that the price to be paid to producers shall be determined by the minister after consultation with the NCPB
MILLERS FEARSBut some of the millers have expressed fears of missing out in the cheap maize due to the scrutiny and are contemplating moving to court.They want some of the conditions including clearance by chiefs and ward administrators relaxed to speed up the release of the maize from NCPB
The new NCPB
acting MD is Zackary Magara, who was the deputy director of food security at the State Department of Agriculture, the source said.