Acting Ncpb MD Albin Sang says waiting for approval from Wekesa's team to purchase gunny bags.
The Ncpb does not have enough storage bags.
“We will use ‘Mkulima Digital’ to ensure fair allocation and equitable distribution of agricultural inputs, the fertiliser under subsidy programme, Ncpb maize purchases, seeds and other inputs in the constituency.
News Maize farmers to wait longer for Ncpb pay Maize farmers will have to wait longer before they can receive money for delivery of their produce to the National Cereals and Produce Board (Ncpb) despite promises by the government to make prompt payments.
According to Ncpb it had bought 59,444 bags of maize by the end of last week.
- Government had announced it would not import subsidised fertiliser - The move had left farmers in the hands of commercial fertiliser traders who sell commodity at exorbitant prices - A 50kgs bag of subsidised fertiliser Ncpb sells at KSh 1,800 while traders sell the same quantity at about KSh 3,500 - Ruto said government had 10 million bags of fertiliser and was planning to import two million more bags to address the national demand - He assured farmers maize supply quantity limits at Ncpb would be reviewed within two weeks Deputy President William Ruto has ignited the hope of maize farmers after announcing the government would provide subsidised fertiliser.
CS for Agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri told MPs on Monday that the Sh4.5 billion would be diverted to pay the debts at ETG and at the Ncpb.
Maize farmers who have delivered their harvest to the National Cereals and Produce Board (Ncpb) will start receiving their payment from mid-next week, the Agriculture ministry has announced.
FUNDS APPROVED The CS said that in the future, the Ncpb will be able to use the data collected from farmers to buy maize.
Economy Ncpb buys 2pc of target maize in three weeks The National Cereals and Produce Board (Ncpb) has bought a mere two per cent of the targeted two million bags of maize since it started the exercise three weeks ago.