He said the government does not have money to pay brokers and conmen who fleece farmers. “With data on the farmers we will be able to plan well for the subsidized farm inputs and also payments when farmers deliver their produce to NCPB”, said RutoHe also directed treasury to pay maize farmers sh 2 Billion which is part of money owed to them at the NCPB. Ruto complained that brokers and some farmers had teamed up to import maize from Uganda and Tanzania then sell it to the NCPB. “We have never paid farmers in the history of NCPB the amount of sh 7 Billion so far given to farmers”, he said. He said the NCPB was in a crisis because of the brokers who had imported maize and flooded the same at NCPB stores.
Source: The Star April 16, 2018 21:00 UTC