•This amount is part of the Sh4 billion that has since been put to the Escrow account.
•He told millers and retailers to come to an agreement and reduce the credit period from 45 days to three days.
Unga shelves will remain empty in various outlets despite assurance from the Government that the subsidized commodity will be available.
Agriculture PS Francis Owino has said they have started paying millers that have submitted their invoices.
He said the Ministry, as of August 1, 2022, received invoices worth Sh325 million from the millers who are in the national subsidy programme.
"To date, 3.2 million kilos unga has been supplied to the market and this is expected to increase this week," said Owino.
He said the ministry has of today morning paid Sh160.9 million to millers for the national maize flour subsidy.
This amount is part of the Sh4 billion that has since been put into the Escrow account.
He told millers and retailers to come to an agreement and reduce the credit period from 45 days to three days.
He said this is slowing down the supply of unga in the supermarket.
But millers are still cautious about supplying maize flour for the subsidy programme due to payment delays.
Millers are not milling to full capacity because they are cautious to supply the subsidized unga until the Government commits to pay on time.