Leaders hoping for solutions to the sugarcane sector problem

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The sugarcane sector has faced its share of problems in the past years
The sugarcane sector has faced its share of problems in the past years

Some leaders from Western Kenya have supported the move to privatize sugar mills in the region, to ensure the sector’s revival. Speaking after meeting a team from the privatization commission with other leaders, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula said sugar farming is a profitable venture, and a solution should be found once and for all. “Sugar farming is profitable, we know this because people have farmed sugarcane, people have made money from sugarcane, people have paid fees for their children from sugarcane, people have improved their lives form sugarcane (farming).

He said that the structure being put in place, together with the sugarcane taskforce that was put together following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order, and which is led by Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, will ensure that a solution to the problem facing the sugarcane sector is found to so that farmers in different regions including Mumias, Nzoia, Chemelil and other places benefit, “Because farming cane is profitable.”