24 November 2012

Kenya: Sh11 Million Seeds Taken to Kenya Seed

Transportation of 11 million kilos of seeds by ADC from farms in Trans Nzoia to Kenya Seed company for processing has resumed. Their transportation had been stopped because of heavy rains.

Impassable roads in Kwanza during this heavy rains season hamper transportation of the seeds to Kenya Seed. Lorries ferrying the commodities had stuck in mud for the past one week causing fears that the such seeds could get spoiled.

Last week, managing director William Kirwa asked the government to release military lorries to ferry the seeds to the company. "Seed issue is a national issue," said Kirwa.

Hundreds of Kwanza residents last week held a demonstration over the poor roads in the area. The residents had threatened to paralyse business activities if the government did not tarmack the road.

Last weekend Kenya National Highways Authority director general Meshack Kidenda said the government will tarmac the road. "We are however applying immediate and medium measures which include grading and "muraming" of the road" said Kidenda.

He said the government has allocated sh.80 million for the road's repair. The tarmacking of the road he said may take three to four years.

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