Sugar import ban will help to revive Kenya sugar sector

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The ban on sugar import will help to revive the local sugar sector and farmers can now return to the sugarcane cultivation, said Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

Speaking at a press conference he said, “The farmers from Western Kenya sugar belt can now grow cane with full of their potential. The move will benefit transporters and workers too.”

Appreciating the government’s decision to lease state-owned sugar mills he said, “This will help in increasing farmers’ income and increase competitiveness among the sector.” Nyong’o thanked Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya for ending the illegal trade.

The Kenya government has banned the importation of brown sugar with an aim to protect the local sugar industry. Peter Munya, Agriculture Cabinet secretary said, “As a major step to help ailing sugar mills, government has cancelled the sugar importation licence with immediate effect.”

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