Sh17bn mystery item in Budget
02 May 2012, 08:06
Nairobi - The KES. 17 billion set aside in the Budget for importing maize this year has raised fears of grand corruption after the Ministry of Agriculture and the House Committee on Agriculture warned they did not ask for the money.
According to the Budget proposals before Parliament, the money is to buy 5.7 million bags of maize at KES. 2,983 each, Daily Nation reports.
But the Ministry, which is the one in charge of the country’s food security, and the House Committee, which monitors the food policies in the country, on Tuesday disowned the allocation.
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