CS Peter Munya revokes Boards and dissolves Sugar companies managements

CS Agriculture Peter Munya
Agriculture CS Peter Munya. FILE
 


Agriculture CS Peter Munya revoked the appointment of Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop alias Buzeki from the board of Chemelil Sugar Company based in Nyando, Kisumu County in a gazette notice dated August 3.


 

“It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Cooperatives has revoked the appointment of the members of the board,” one notice read.



To open up the tattered factories, the move was to kick-out cartels and revive leasing initiative by the CS. 


 

The CS also dissolved Nzoia Sugar Mills based in Western, Chemelil and Sony Sugar-based in Migori County along with their company boards with effect from July 16, 2020.


 

Peter Munya move welcomed by sugarcane stakeholders in the western region led by the Secretary-General of Kenya Sugarcane Growers Association Richard Ogendo.


Kenya Association of Sugarcane and Allied Products (KASAP) Chair Atyang’ Atiang’ urged the Interior ministry to offer security to the company surroundings to prevent vandalism.



In an effort to revive the sugar sector, the state machinery began the process to lease 5 government-owned Sugar mills to private investors in order to revive the industry.



In July, CS Munya declared an amnesty for loans worth Ksh58 billion and tax revenue worth Ksh4 billion owed to KRA by the Sugar millers.


 

"These factories are now attractive to fresh capital investments by the private sector. The banning of the importation has sounded a death knell to cartels which for long have been enemies to the industry," Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanyah said.

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