The Government through Kenya National Trading Corporation (KNTC) has procured rice worth 765 Million from Kirinyaga County. This morning, CS Agriculture Hon Peter Munya, has flagged off KNTC trucks collecting the 2021 milled rice crop, worth 765 million from Mwea Rice Growers Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd (MGRM).
This is following the Presidential directive on the 14th of January 2020, designating KNTC as the agency to provide procurement logistics and warehousing services to government institutions in respect to Kenyan rice. Speaking to farmers at MGRM offices, CS Munya said that Corporation has negotiated with the Cooperative to set the paddy rice at the prevailing market prices, to ensure that the commodity is competitive in the market starting next season.
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