Parliament: No licensing new sugar millers
08 November 2013, 15:04
Nairobi - The Kenya Sugar Board should halt licensing new sugar millers until the sugar industry is streamlined.
Parliaments Committee on Agriculture attributes the woes in the industry to more players in the industry.
The crisis has led to raising sugar prices making the product unaffordable to many Kenyans. Cane farmers are also feeling the burden since they are not being well paid for growing the crop, The Standard reports.
President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to find a solution to the ailing industry in Western Kenya saying he will ensure that sugar companies in the region are properly managed and that cane farmers benefit from the crop.
He also urged the locals to diversify farming practices saying that the region is blessed with adequate rainfall that is good for dairy farming.
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