11 March 2021
Nakuru County drafts new Irish potato rules
NAKURU County Agriculture Department has drafted new regulations aimed at protecting Irish potato farmers from exploitation by middlemen, according to Nation Africa.
All the 11 sub-county police commanders in the county have promised to help enforce the new regulations that will see the maximum weight per unit package pegged at 50kg.
Nakuru County Agriculture Executive Immaculate Maina told Nation the County Potato Regulation Secretariat comprises county commissioner, county police commandant, finance department, attorney and trade department.
"Sub-county and ward potato regulation teams will also be formed at the grassroots where sub-county police commanders will play a crucial role in enforcing the regulations," said Dr Maina.
She said the teams will plan for joint enforcement in their areas and report back the progress to the County Potato Regulation Secretariat which will come up with a common levy in all entry points.
Source: Nation Africa