CONUNDRUM

Fix unga puzzle once and for all

Maize flour prices have risen from an average Sh112 per 2kg packet to Sh136.

In Summary
  • It makes no sense for the government to pay billions to millers in form of subsidies if in return, it cannot regulate the prices of the well organised and united milling industry.
  • Whereas consumers are now having to pay substantially high prices to access unga, its primary producers have nothing to show for it.

The cyclical and fluctuating prices of unga have always pointed to a serious problem in the maize value chain.  The last one month has seen maize flour prices rise from an average Sh112 per 2kg ...

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