Breaking News

Government unveils 2kg maize flour for Sh90

Kenyans will now buy a two-kilogram packet of maize flour for Sh90 and a one-kilogram packet at Sh47 after the government in collaboration with millers unveiled the new subsidized maize flour.
The new prices and packaging that includes a red GOK label were unveiled on Tuesday at Kilimo House.
The millers who will have the subsidized flour include Unga Ltd, Jamii Milling Ltd, Kabansora Millers Ltd, Mombasa Maize Millers Ltd, Kitale Industries Ltd, Pembe Flour Millers among others.
Samples of the packed products bearing individual brand name were displayed to the media during the press conference at Kilimo House.
A sample of one brand of the subsidized maize flour that will now be available to consumers. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
A sample of one brand of the subsidized maize flour that will now be available to consumers. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
OLD STOCK
A spot check at major city supermarkets outlets hours before the unveiling revealed that retailers were clearing old stock.
Some supermarkets had empty shelves awaiting the new subsidized stock.
The government on Tuesday offered millers cash to allow them mill flour at Sh2,300 for a 90-kilogramme bag, from the current Sh4,000.
This means the taxpayers will reimburse the millers about Sh1,700 for every imported bag of maize.
The move, which will see millers process and brand the flour bearing the government of Kenya label, was reached on Tuesday after negotiations between the State and the processors.
The post Government unveils 2kg maize flour for Sh90 appeared first on Nairobi News.

Nairobi news, daily nation Kenya, newspaper, breaking, trending & latest news, Kenyan daily post

No comments