Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri with his Irish counterpart Pat Breen. The two held a bilateral meeting on the guidelines of the on-going Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri with his Irish counterpart Pat Breen. The two held a bilateral meeting on the guidelines of the on-going Sustainable Blue Economy Conference at KICC. The two held a bilateral meeting in which Kenya & Ireland agreed to cooperate in fostering the fisheries sector. Mr. Breen said Ireland was ready to help Kenya in securing her seas & building capacity of fisher folk. Looking on is Fisheries, Aquaculture & the Blue Economy PS Prof. Japhet Ntiba.

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri with his Irish counterpart Pat Breen and Fisheries PS Prof. Ntiba during the Fisheries Side Event

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri with his Irish counterpart Pat Breen (right) and Fisheries PS Prof. Ntiba during the Fisheries Side Event at the on going Sustainable Blue Economy Conference at KICC. The CS said the Government is committed to coordinating and facilitator optimum and sustainable management of Kenya’s 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) resources.

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri addressing NCPB Regional & Depot Managers at the Board HQs in Nairobi

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri addressing NCPB Regional & Depot Managers at the Board HQs in Nairobi. He is with; from left: NCPB MD Albin Sang, SFRB Chair Noah Wekesa, Crops Director Johnson Irungu and the Minstry’s Head of State Corporations Unit Eliud Mathu.

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri assured Kenyans today that the Government will clean up the country’s premier grain agency NCPB, in the next 3 months.

The CS regretted that lethargy and complacency in the management of NCPB has led to the rot that it has been in recent times, which has attracted negative headlines in the media.

The CS who was addressing NCPB Regional & Depot Managers at the Board’s Headquarters in Nairobi, said he will personally inspect the Board’s Field operations.

“You must shape up or ship out. You must change before change changes you” the CS told the managers, warning that those who will be caught with impropriety will not be merely transferred as has been the case in the past, but fired forthwith.

He commended competent managers who performed their duties diligently but were unfortunately pulled down by their wayward colleagues.

The CAS today in Nyeri county for opening of the 2nd Africa Tea Science symposium

The CAS today was in Nyeri county to open the 2nd Africa Tea Science symposium exhibition. He was joined by the Governor Nyeri Mr. Kahiga. In his speech he said that the tea sub sector continues to grow at a rate of 5-7% yearly.  In 2017 the sector earned a record kshs 129 billion from exports up from kshs 120 billion the previous year. He urged the farmers to  take advantage of the symposium to learn and to embrace value addition in order to maximize on profits.

The CS had a successful meeting with Muhoroni Sugar Factory farmers, management and stakeholders.

The CS had a successful meeting with Muhoroni Sugar Factory farmers, management and stakeholders. Governors HE Anyang Nyongo of Kisumu and HE Sang of Kericho and area MP Hon Koyoo also addressed the farmers. The CS asked management to pay farmers promptly. The ministry is to pay the farmers arrears after vetting. He warned against underage cane harvesting by any factory. The CS carried the farmers Memorandum to look at and consider with the task force.

PS today held meeting with team from Microsoft company together with officials

PS today held meeting with team from Microsoft company together with officials handling statistics and ICT from all the 5 State Departments. The Microsoft company has a wide range of ICT data management solutions that can help the ministry improve data and information management. Meeting resolved to explore the available options and pick relevant ones for use in the ministry

Farmers will be paid within 10 days of delivery of their maize to NCPB & other authorised buying centres

Farmers will be paid within 10 days of delivery of their maize to NCPB & other authorised buying centres, CS Mwangi Kiunjuri announced today. He also warned that only bonafide farmers will be paid. He said both levels of Government and NCPB will collaborate in establishing aggregating centres where farmers will deliver their maize.”This will ensure farmers do not travel long distances to deliver their maize” he said. The CS is on a 2-day tour of NCPB Silos in U/Gishu, T/Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega & Kisumu counties to ascertain the quality of maize currently being stored by NCPB.