Maize flour will now retail at Sh100 from Monday 18th July following the government’s move to subsidise the price.
The Ministry of Agriculture shall, for a period of four weeks, subsidize the price of maize flour being produced and sold by millers, according to an internal communication document signed by the Agriculture PS Francis Owino.
The price of a two-kg packet of maize flour has been reduced from Sh230 to Sh100.
“The recommended retail price of flour is should not exceed Sh100 for a 2kg packet, Sh250 for a 5kg packet and Sh490 for a 10kg packet.”
The document further specifies that the Ministry will send representatives to the miller’s premises and depots to verify proof of market sale of maize flour.
In recent months, the cost of food and other essential consumer goods has been on the rise, with some of these costs reaching previously unheard-of heights.
Maize and wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil, tissue paper, milk, food items, and bread are those that are most commonly affected.