Kenya: 29 companies express interest in leasing state-owned sugar mills

Kenyan government’s decision to lease the state-owned sugar mills has received good response from the private sector as 29 companies have shown interest in it. This will help the ailing sugar sector to progress and improve the situation of the sugarcane farmers.

The companies applied for the bid have submitted their documents to the government online and in person. The government has placed the order on July 10 with August 3 as the last date for applying to the bid.

According to government officials, some companies have submitted six bundles of documents and one company has submitted a single document.

Peter Munya, Agriculture CS has stated that the process of the leasing out five state-owned sugar mills will be continued as the ministry has agreed to go with the process.

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