30 December 2008

Ebola and Corn

--Since the Congo is a mess, an outbreak of Ebola has occured and Kenya is taking measures to keep people with Ebola from crossing the border into the country.  I am happy that this precaution is taking place, but it is not great to know that it the point of entry is not all too far from where I will be.  I have the greatest of confidence that the outbreak will be contained, but it is still not good in the least

--In order to alieviate the maize shortage in Kenya, the government has begun to accept bids by companies to import mazie into Kenya.  50 companies have already expressed interest in working with the Kenya government.  Hopefully this will allow more corn to enter the country and in turn lower the price of maize for the people who are unable to afford it.