Kenya To Fish Out Cartels From Food Production Chain

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The Government of Kenya has vowed to eliminate brokers and intermediaries to reduce the cost of food production in the country.

President William Ruto termed the intervention at the production level right and targeted and will make farmers produce more.

Under the new approach, the National Government Administration will collect data on farmers to inform policy decisions.

"We must register our farmers so that we can tell their acreage, the crops they cultivate and the inputs they require," said President Ruto.

Ruto spoke when he met Regional and County Commissioners at State House, Nairobi, on Thursday. He told the administrators that corruption will not be part of his administration.

"We must be transparent so that Government services can get to Kenyans as intended," he added.

As part of the long-term plan to stabilize the country's food, Ruto said the Government will use stockists to distribute fertilizers.

On his part, deputy president Rigathi Gachagua asked the provincial administrators to serve rather than suppress the people.

He said it was regrettable that some of them had used their offices to undermine leaders and advance political interests that divided the country.

"Do not engage in politics. That is not your constituency. Do what is right and serve all Kenyans, their backgrounds notwithstanding," said Gachagua.

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