Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o (Left), his Migori Counterpart Okoth Obado (Center) and Kericho Deputy Governor Susan Kikwai (Right) during the Sugar consultative meeting that was held at the Royal Swiss in Kisumu [Phillip Orwa, Standard]The Government and key players have unveiled a road-map to help resuscitate the sugar industry whose financial mess has left thousands jobless and farmers impoverished.
The problems facing the cash-strapped Chemelil Sugar Company are far from over. Despite a Sh300 million Government bail-out, the firm is still grappling with machine breakdowns, debt and lack of sugarcane. The miller, which last week received the bailout cheque from Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett to clear arrears owed to farmers, some dating back to 2014, is still in the red and needs another Sh815 million to get back to profit.
Plans by the Government to privatise four State-owned sugar millers in Western Kenya could be revived next week after governors formulated a raft of demands they want fulfilled first. Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o said his colleagues from the Nyanza sugar-belt have drafted a series of conditions, which he termed a prerequisite for the process to proceed. Together with farmers and millers’ representatives, they will initiate talks with the Government on Wednesday.
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