Agriculture Principal Secretary Prof. Hamadi Boga has refuted a report by a local daily that he has increased the price of maize to KSh 3000 per a 90Kg bag.
In a press statement Prof. Boga said he has no powers to change a decision that was made by the Cabinet.
“The recommendation from the strategic Food Reserve Board was to purchase 2 million bags at 2300/= per 90kg bag. The Cabinet approved that recommendation, which has not changed and as a PS I can only implement,”said Boga.
The PS demanded an apology over the erroneous publication by The Standard newspaper saying reporters need not play around with the emotions of Kenyan farmers by publishing misleading information.
He said the report sets government against farmers and termed it ‘grossly malicious’.