Busolo blames Western leaders for region’s crippling economy

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The Nzoia Sugar Company
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Busolo blames Western leaders for the sinking economy in the region.
By Walter Namisi.

As the economy of the former larger Western Kenya continues to sink, a situation that has caused the people of Western to wallow in poverty, leaders from the region have been blamed for the problems facing the region. Leaders from Western have been blamed for either taking part or not doing enough to halt the dying of sugar factories in the region.

Speaking to journalists the chairman of Kenya national alliance of sugarcane farmers association KNASFO Saul Busolo said it’s saddening how the leaders from Western watched as the major Western sugar factories which were the main source of income for Western region go down. He said the leaders from the region were in a good position and had the capability to protect the sugar factories from going down.

The KNASFO chairman emphasized that it’s possible that Western leaders are not attached in anyway to the needs of the people they lead. He said Western leaders are focused on benefiting themselves, the reason why they don’t work on boosting the Western region.

However, Busolo who at one time was a member of parliament for Webuye said that it’s time all leaders and stakeholders of the Western region sugar industry come together as one and work towards improving the sugar sector.

In his statement to the media, he supported the initiative of privatization of sugar industries as he encouraged farmers to continue venturing into sugarcane farming.