Photos:Uhuru Visits Western Province,Attends Church In Mumias
Mumias, Kenya: The Government will not rest until the problems ailing the sugar industry in the Western region are resolved, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
The President said he will work closely with leaders from the region to ensure sugar factories are properly managed and cane farmers benefit from the crop.
“We will not allow cane farmers to earn less than what they used for production. A situation where a farmer is paid Sh42,000 for his cane and asked to pay back to the factory Sh57,000 must stop,” he said.
He said the Government will also work with the relevant authorities to ensure that the safeguard on the importation of cheap sugar from the COMESA region is extended so that cane farmers can continue earning good returns from the crop.
The President spoke today at the Hannington Cathedral in Mumias during the thanksgiving service to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mumias Diocese of the Anglican Church of Kenya. This was the President’s first visit to the Western region since his election into office.-standardmedia