NCPB postpones payment to Tuesday

Written By: Benson Rioba

Strategic Food Reserve Chair Noah Wekesa says the price of maize is still favorable and farmers should take advantage to sell the produce.

Maize farmers will start receiving payment for maize delivered at the National Cereals and Produce Board Tuesday.

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The exercise has again been postponed, despite Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa on Friday assuring the affected farmers that the payments were to start Monday.

Those who thronged the boards’ offices in various parts of the country Monday were turned away with little activity taking place in the depots.

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Speaking during the agricultural show in Meru County his Agriculture counterpart Mwangi Kiunjurui said, farmers would start receiving payment from Tuesday.

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A spot check by KBC found that most NCPB silos were empty.

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Some who were interviewed were disappointed by the turn of events.

About 500 farmers have been cleared to receive their payments out of the 900 who submitted their claim forms.

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Early this year, the government suspended the payment for maize supplied to the NCPB after the exercise was marred with corruption allegation prompting a vetting and registration exercise to weed out unscrupulous traders who had infiltrated the board payment system.

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