Senate agriculture committee and council of governors have criticized treasury for under funding agriculture in this year’s financial year.
Speaking during a consultative meeting on Crops act, Chairperson Njeru Ndwiga and Governor Muthomi Njuki said treasury’s allocation of 2.3 per cent of national budget to agriculture was not in tandem with president’s agenda of making the nation food secure.
Senate agriculture committee engaged council of governors and ministry of agriculture on how to achieve food security through improving legislation like crops act and agriculture and food authority.
The council of governors want the two laws amended to enable county governments issue licenses for food processing meant for internal consumption.
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Treasury and national assembly were however criticized for under funding crucial sectors among them, agriculture.
Both senate agriculture committee and the council of governors observed the allocation of 2.3 per cent of national budget was inadequate for agriculture sector.
Further they lament huge share of resources is being held at the national government despite agriculture being devolved function.
Senate agriculture committee chairperson Ndwiga has at the same time called for reforming of coffee cooperatives before administration of 3 billions coffee revolving fund that has been proposed by the treasury.
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