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Government keen on reducing imports

Government keen on reducing imports

Narok,

Friday, April 5, 2024

KNA by John Kaleke

The Government is keen on reviving Kenya’s agricultural production to reduce imports and grow exports.

This is according to the Presidential Economic Transformation Secretariat led by Senior Advisor and Head of Economic Transformation Augustine Cheruiyot who visited Narok County to encourage farmers to boost food production and promote food security in the country.

“President William Ruto’s government is keen on reviving Kenya’s agricultural production to reduce imports and grow exports,” Cheruiyot said.

The team which has been traversing several parts of the country held a consultative meeting with the Narok County Executive led by Governor Ntutu to rope in the County Government onto the Kenya Kwanza Government economic transformation agenda which included prioritizing agriculture and implementing significant changes in the agricultural sector.

Governor Ntutu said there is a need to look into the imports from other countries, and see how as a country we could improve in the production so as to shift from importation.

Ntutu said counties were working together with the National government to drive the President’s agenda, agriculture being one of the pillars.

He urged all Kenyans to engage in agricultural activities to reduce food insecurity in the country.

The team believes that in the next two years, the country would expect significant changes in the agricultural sector.

Courtesy; KNA

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