Tuesday October 16, 2018-The Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta has shocked Miraa farmers in Meru after it reneged on its promise to give them sh1 billion.
Speaking yesterday, Miraa Taskforce Implementation Committee Kello Harsama told farmers not to expect the money as none is coming.
He said that no farmer would receive compensation for lost markets as the Government will not distribute the sh1 billion donation to them.
“I have personally been in Government for the last 30 years and I have never seen it engage in such activities,” said Harsama, Chief Administrative Secretary at the State Crops Department.
However, he said farmers who owed those who leased them farms would be loaned money to offset the debts.
He noted that the funds would be used in promoting growing and marketing of Miraa, with more resources going to digging boreholes and water pans, building marketing sheds and purchase of Miraa seedlings for farmers.
The Kenyan DAILY POST