National Cereals and Produce Board has said that they will not buy maize from farmers who are hoarding their produce.
The board’s director James Mureu said that they lack maize because farmers are hoarding their produce with hopes of a higher profit.
“NCPB and millers will not buy maize from farmers who have been hoarding maize because they are waiting for the right price,” said Mureu.
“As NCPB, we don’t have the maize because many farmers are hoarding it to sell at a higher price,” he furthered.
The report comes days after leaders from the North Rift region protested over the importation of GMO maize demanding an immediate halt.
The legislators demanded a halt into the alleged importation until local farmers complete their harvesting.
NCPB and millers will not buy maize from farmers who have been hoarding maize because they are waiting for the right priceNCPB
Led by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei the leaders hreatened to impeach Trade CS Moses Kuria over the importation of duty-free maize.
The CS had on Monday said a legal notice for the importation of GMO maize by millers was due this week.
Currently, local maize millers are purchasing a 90kg bag at Sh5,350 while retailers are selling two kilogrammes of maize at Sh.160.