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More Western leaders support zoning to revive sugar factories - 7 months ago, 21 Aug 00:21

John Nalianya @jo ...

A section of Bungoma leaders supports cane zoning to sustain supply to factories.

The proposal is contained in a Ministry of Agriculture report on the sugar industry. 

Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati said on Sunday that the national government should implement the report fully.

Wangamati said the governors had reached an agreement with Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri on what needs to be done to save the collapsing sugar industry.

He said they proposed the reintroduction of zoning of industries.

“We discussed various issues with the Cabinet Secretary two months ago at the Windsor Hotel and we want them implemented fully to save our industries,” he said.

The proposed laws say that specific zones designated for millers will be created in consultation with county governments and farmers based on the milling capacity and

 crop productivity.

Millers will also be penalised for failing to harvest their contracted farmers’ cane at the stipulated time. Monthly, the delay will attract a penalty of ...
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