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Agriculture Secretary Peter Munya has hinted at disbanding Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) in latest policy sommersault, saying he was on course to appoint a task force to evaluate the agency.
He said he had delayed in naming a substantive board for AFA and confirming different heads of the directorates pending the task force report.
The AFA has for the last six years been operating without a substantive board after the term of the one that then Agriculture minister Felix Koskei appointed expired in 2017.
The board is the one that was supposed to have done the interviews and confirm different heads of directorate including the agency’s director-general.
Since the creation of AFA, there have been three Agriculture ministers who came and left without naming a board.