Government Puts In Place Measures To Feed The Vulnerable During This Pandemic Period
Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives CS Peter Munya has announced that the government is currently identifying and mapping the food vulnerable citizens with a view to ensuring they have access to food during this fight to contain Covid -19 in the Country.
Mr Munya disclosed that the Ministry has set up a subcommittee on food security to ensure there was adequate food supplies to Kenyans as the pandemic continues to escalate both in the country and other
parts of the world.
The CS assured Kenyans that the committee will guarantee that food is available, accessible, affordable and safe for every citizen in the country especially the vulnerable members of the society.
“We are setting us systems and structures for monitoring food prices to mitigate arbitrary price increases,” added the CS.
The CS also assured farmers that the Government will ensure they produce their goods and make them accessible to Kenyans.
“The government will ensure that all the necessary facilitation and support is provided to the farmers so that farming goes on, as we also look at their safety and health,” said Munya.
Munya called upon the private sector and development partners to join hands with the Government in an effort to ensure that the vulnerable members of the society do not lack food, water and other
He said the coronavirus pandemic has had an adverse effect on the agricultural economy on both the local and international markets, thereby affecting the Country’s produce and exports, particularly on the flower,
horticulture, miraa, tea, coffee and avocadoes among others.