Nzoia Sugar has announced that the company will close for maintenance in January.
Managing director Chrispine Ogutu revealed that the company has been in operation for the past five years without undergoing maintenance, adding that it has affected factory operations.
“The factory management has decided to close the company from January to give space for the engineers to do their work so that when we resume, the factory will work perfectly to avoid fire incidences that have occurred in the past,” Ogutu said.
He said that farmers in Bungoma have suffered because of the ill sugar enterprise.
“I want to guarantee sugar farmers that i will transform this manufacturing unit to any other degree and make sure that farmers are paid properly and on time to keep away from frequent protests and changing of factory control that has made Nzoia lag behind,” he stated.
Ogutu said the corporation can mill 10 tonnes of sugarcane to produce one tone while working at an most excellent level.
Farmers will now get Sh4,112 for one tonne, as compared to the preceding price Sh3,833.
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