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Importof maize, Undu, peanuts, kurakkan and chilies to be banned

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By ITN News Editor October 22, 2018 19:11

Importof maize, Undu, peanuts, kurakkan and chilies to be banned

The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban import of maize, Undu, peanuts, kurakkan and chilies. The Ministry said that this decision will come into force with effect from next year.
The Agriculture Ministry has planned to increase the duty imposed on the import of these items. It pointed out that this step has been taken with the intention of encouraging local production and strengthening the farmers. Considerable foreign exchange is being spent on the import of maize, undu, peanut, kurakkan and chilies.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture plans have been drawn up for the launch of a proper programme within next year to control foreign exchange spent on the import of non-essential items.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 22, 2018 19:11