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Greenpeace Africa has expressed its hope for more accountability and transparency in the agriculture sector.

This comes in the wake of the recent cabinet reshuffle by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to the Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu  the appointment of Hon. John Munya as the new cabinet secretary in charge of Agriculture, Livestock, and Cooperatives replacing the outgoing CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, is a decision that should bring hope to the millions of smallholder farmers in the country. This is a sector whose potential remains largely untapped.

“Hon. Munya is credited for stimulating the growth potential of Meru County during his tenure as the governor. He had an eye for the agriculture sector while at the helm of Meru county.” Said Mr Njehu.

According to the advisor, currently, Kenya’s agriculture sector is grappling with a myriad of challenges including low prices of agricultural goods, increased cost of production and …

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has lauded the 2019/20 Budget Statement by the government.

The budget whose theme is “Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives-Harnessing the ‘Big Four’ Plan” was tabled to the parliament on 13th June, 2019.

“As KNCCI we believe the new measures taken by treasury to meet the Sh3.02 trillion ($29.6 billion) shall improve revenue generation. Specifically, generation of revenue from the digital economy, reliance on third-party information to identify non-compliant taxpayers, usage of technology to match taxpayer’s data through electronic filing, registration of more taxpayers on the iTax system, utilization of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, and passage of the Income Tax Bill will ease administrative bottlenecks, improve compliance and boost revenue collection.” A statement from the organization read in part.

Being a leading voice of the business community more specifically for the SME sector in the country, KNCCI welcomes the Sh367.34 …