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Daily Nation : February 25th 2014
22 | County News UASIN GISHU | Growers to gain in new plan Board urged to effect fertiliser prices order Grain farmers accuse middlemen of exploiting them BY DENNIS LUBANGA @lubangadenno email@example.com directed by President Kenyatta. The North Rift grain farmers told F the National Cereals and Produce Board to promptly reduce fertiliser prices to avert exploitation by middlemen. “It is unfortunate that the board has not reduced the fertiliser prices to make it affordable to most farmers forcing some to sell their produce at low cost to purchase the nutrients,” said Nandi County farmer Wilson Too. A source at the NCPB, who did not want to be named as he is not authorised to speak to the Press, THE NUMBERS Uhuru ordered cost reduced 2,480 2,000 800 The fertiliser subsidy in shillings Current price of DAP fertiliser in shillings Shillings a bag of DAP fertiliser will cost REPUBLIC OF KENYA KAJIADO COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICE OF THE GOVENOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATORY FORUM Section 125 (2) of the Public Finance Management Act avers that the County Executive Member of Finance is exhorted to observe the principle of Public Participation in budgetary matters’’. 117 (5) states that in preparation of County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP), the County is required to ‘’ seek and take into account the views of the public ‘’ in preparing the CFSP each year. This in line with Article 201 which provides principles and frame work of public finance management. February 2014 to give their input to County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) which is a key document in budget preparation process. Pursuant to Article 201 of CoK (Constitution of Kenya) 2010, section 125 ( 2) and 117 (5) (b ) of Public Finance Management Act 2012, the Kajiado County Treasury hereby invites the Public on Thursday 27th Members of Public can also submit their views or written memoranda to the County Treasury office situated in Kajiado Government Headquarters in Kajiado Town or email:firstname.lastname@example.org The function will be held at Cultural Resort starting from 10am. please attend to give your views. COUNTY TREASURY KAJIADO COUNTY. SERVICE CONTRACT NOTICE RE-ADVERTISEMENT Contract Title: Supervision of works contracts for the Rural Roads Project in the Eastern Region of Kenya Publication reference: Europe Aid/134052/D/SER/KE The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Government of Kenya intends to award a service contract for Supervision of the Rural Roads Project in Eastern Region of Kenya with financial assistance from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). The contract notice and standard application form are available from the Director General, Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA), Blue Shield Towers, Hospital Road, Upper Hill, PO Box 48151 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya and it is also published on the EuropeAid website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/ europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome and KeRRA website: www.kerra.go.ke The deadline for submission of applications is 31st 10:00 hours. DIRECTOR GENERAL KENYA RURAL ROADS AUTHORITY March 2014 at armers have demanded that the national cereals board reduces fertiliser prices as indicated that consultations were on between the board, Ministry of Agriculture and the Treasury on how to implement the new fertiliser prices to avoid incurring losses. The board has been receiving a subsidy of Sh800 per bag of Diammonium phosphate (DAP) from the government while it sells the same at Sh2,480. According to the source, the subsidy is to increase to Sh1,280 once the Sh2,000 for a bag of DAP is enforced as directed by the President last Tuesday when he flagged off lorries of subsidised fertiliser at Egerton University, Nakuru County. Price drop A bag of Calcium Ammonium Ni- trate (CAN) is set to cost Sh2,000 from Sh2,300 while Urea prices will drop from Sh1,800 to Sh1,500 when the directive is implemented. Mr Kipkorir Menjo, the Kenya Farmers Association Uasin Gishu County director, urged the board to work with grain farmers to eliminate unscrupulous middlemen. “These middlemen buy fertiliser from NCPB at lower prices only to sell the products to farmers at higher prices in the middle of the planting season,” Mr Menjo said. CLEAN-UP | Illegal notices removed DAILY NATION Tuesday February 25, 2014 NAKURU Nema stops construction of donkey abattoir BY NATION CORRESPONDENT The environmental watchdog yesterday cancelled a licence granted to a trader for a slaughter house, after he decided to make it a donkey abattoir. The National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) said the Naivasha trader had abused the terms of the original permit. The agency called on the police to investigate the businessmen, saying he could have been behind the booming trade in donkey meat. Change of user Nema county director Winfred Osumo warned that any licences issued by his office must be used for the intended purpose only. He added that any change of user must be communicated to the agency first for re-inspection and issuance of a new licence. “We have stringent rules that LABAN WALLOGA | NATION A Mombasa County askari removes illegal billboards mounted on an electricity pole within the Central Business District yesterday. govern handling of various types of meat. The trader must forthwith halt construction until he has clarified the matter to us,” said Mr Osumo. Last week, Mr John Kariuki an- nounced plans to put up a Sh15 million abattoir for the slaughter of donkeys.
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