Prices of Maize flour are expected to deep following government subsidy.
Millers will be required to sell maize flour at Sh90 for a two-kilogramme packet in a new subsidy scheme set to be announced by the government.
This is after the State opted to buy imported maize and sell it to millers at Sh2,300 for a 90-kilogramme bag to tame the rising cost of the staple.
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.
“Millers will process, package and distribute the maize flour from this subsidy programme in packets clearly and boldly marked “GoK Food Subsidy” in line with the approved subsidy mark,” states one of the resolutions passed after the meeting.
This will be a relief to millions of Kenyans whose staple meal ugali was first at risk.