Wednesday, February 28

Parliament Summons Officials From Ministry Of Agriculture

The Agriculture Committee of Parliament says it has summoned officials from the Ministry of Agriculture to inquire about this year’s Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) fertilizer deals.

The committee’s chairperson Sameer Suleman says preparation’s for this year are not giving any sign of hope hence meeting the officials starting Monday next week.

Among issues to inquire include the East Bridge fertiliser deal and an impending contract with 15 companies to supply the commodity, according to Suleman.

Agriculture minister Sam Kawale says the ministry officials will attend the meeting to provide a detailed update on the preparations as requested by the committee.

This year’s AIP is worth K117 billion, out of which K110 billion is for fertiliser procurement

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