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SonySugar Among Companies Spared Milling License Suspension

Jude Chesire, Director General, AFA.

The government has suspended production of sugar in the country for three months. All public and private companies except for SonySugar in Migori, Transmara Sugar Company in Narok and Sukari Industries in Homa Bay County have survived the suspension.  

This directive given by the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Director General Jude Chesire on 15th July is expected to last for three months till November 2023. The affected companies are expected to wind up operations by the 27th of July.

Within the said period, the existing cane will have matured, and the millers will also engage farmers on how to rapidly develop cane for crushing. AFA will review the suspension in November and give the way forward.

Reacting to the move, SonySugar Managing Director Stephen Ligawa said, ‘The Company will rejuvenate its effort in cane production both in the nucleus estate and outgrowers regions.’