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President Urged to Release Sugar report 

Muhoroni MP James Koyoo wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to help speed up the release of sugar task force report to the public.

He said many farmers are now suffering due to underperformance of the state owned sugar factories in the area because they are not able to meet farmers’ expectations.

“Your Excellency, Muhoroni, Chemelil and Miwani sugar factories should operate at their best to improve the economy in the area and uplift the living standards of my people,” Koyoo said.

He noted most business in the area that depended on the industries are collapsing and many people suffering as the sector sinks deeper into nonperformance.

He was revisiting the issue after he spoke during the burial of the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso on Saturday in the presence of the President.

He said the sector which was once vibrant has reduced farmer’s income and made many poorer as they shun growing of sugarcane.

Late last year, the President ordered Agriculture Ministry to relook at the cane and sugar pricing mechanisms, review importation and taxation and get consensus on the fate of state owned industries.

Koyoo added that the salvage plan should be of benefit to farmers and ensure they are back to their glory that they enjoyed previously.

The task force, formed in October last year was led by Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya to spear head reforms in the sugar industry.

 

By John Ochanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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