By TCD TEAM.
Former Uganda High Commissioner Amb Hon Kiema Kilonzo on Tuesday evening paid a courtesy visit to the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Hon Mithika Linturi at his office in Nairobi.
Amongst key issues of discussion was how the ministry will help farmers from Ukambani region especially the small-scale farmers. TCD reported.
The Cabinet Secretary for agriculture in the Kenya kwanza Government says the state is eying on idle government land in food plans.Prisons, universities and parastatals might be forced to hand over idle land to private investors as the government moves to jumpstart agriculture.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary nominee Mithika Linturi says parastatals with idle land will be compelled to surrender them for lease to private investors for commercial agriculture.
Mr Linturi told MPs that he will fast-track the implementation of a Cabinet resolution requiring State-owned institutions, including universities, to release idle land for the production of food to create new jobs.