Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi on Thursday met with World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director for Kenya, Lauren Landis.
Mudavadi said he welcomed the WFP debt swap initiative that aims at reducing debt stress and allowing governments to focus more on socio-economic challenges.
“Debt swaps provide opportunities for raising capital in low-income countries to address environmental and other policy challenges and support green growth,” said Mudavadi
“This will help the government focus more on improving agricultural growth by supporting local farmers increase food production for Kenya to become more food secure,” he added
The Prime CS urged WFP to help Kenya deal with grain storage challenges to enable Kenya to minimise post-harvest losses that come as a result of unscientific storage, grain attack by insects, rodents and microorganisms.
He also called upon the WFP to increase its presence and visibility in Kenya by increasing purchase of food and other items from local farmers at good and favorable global market rates.
Mudavadi pointed out at the LAMU PORT project that can be used as the logistic hub in the context of food supply in the horn of Africa region where the drought situation has escalated.
He assured of Kenya’s commitment in fostering working relationships withy WFP in line with the country’s economic recovery agenda