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Leaders oppose former MP’s Sony Sugar appointment - 9 months ago, 24 June 13:16

Barack Oduor

Leaders have opposed the appointment of former MP Owino Likowa to head the South Nyanza Sugar Company Board.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado and Uriri MP Mark Nyamita opposed Mr Likowa's appointment, saying he lacks the competence for his new uphill task.

Mr Obado said Mr Likowa would not help in ending woes facing the Awendo-based miller as he does not have a good grasp of the issues at play.

"Sony Sugar Company needs a chairman who understands dynamics of cane farming. I see the factory sinking into more problems," said Mr Obado. He argued that since the factory was still under the leadership of acting managing director Benard Otieno, it needs “an active and efficient board”.

Mr Likowa was appointed after the expiry of lawyer Ambrose Weda’s term.

Mr Likowa has defended his appointment, saying he is equal to task and asked his critics to give him time to deliver.

"I understand the challenges facing sugarcane ...
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