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    Ruto Opts for Rice as Kenyans Press for Cheaper Food

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    In an effort to reduce the cost of living, the government plans to expand rice output in Mwea, Kirinyaga County, from the current 114,000 metric tonnes to 180,000.

    On Saturday, October 15, Ruto and Anne Waiguru, the governor of Kirinyaga, will visit the region to formally open Thiba Dam.

    According to Waiguru, rice plantations in the county will get water from Thiba Dam, which would increase their output.

    The improved water supply is the good news that every rice farmer in Mwea has been waiting for. We’d like to thank the President for his efforts in getting water from the dam to the farmers. Our farmers will now have an appropriate supply of water for their crops, which will result in improved productivity and jobs.

    The governor stated.

    An increase in rice output will lead to an oversupply of the product on the market, driving down its price.

    However, traders stand to gain the most, with estimated revenues of Ksh16 billion, up from Ksh9 billion.

    Manager of the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) Innocent Ariemba said that farmers would be able to increase their output thanks to the dam’s ability to facilitate double cultivation.

    The Thiba dam project’s debut coincides with a period when the nation is struggling to recover from the high cost of living brought on by the epidemic, the drought, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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