Cane growers call for Zimbabwe sugar industry reforms

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Harare, Zimbabwe: Sugarcane farmers from Zimbabwe have urged the government to reform the sugar sector by ending the monopoly of Tongaat Hullets Zimbabwe.

The farmers also want to change the existing revenue sharing formula between sugarcane growers and millers.

Farai Mutamba, spokesperson, one of the farmers’ groups said, “We are facing the commercial issues with the Tongaat that are troubling us. The revenue sharing ratio is not viable. We want to change outdated laws.”

Sekai Nzena, Industry and Commerce Minister said, “We will initiate dialogue between Sugarcane farmers and Tongaat and resolve the issue. We also want to ensure that consumers get sugar at affordable rates.”

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