A month ago the government through the ministry of agriculture, appointed a nine member team to steer the interim sugarcane pricing committee, which was tasked with reviewing the sugarcane prices in the country.
The cabinet secretary for agriculture Peter Minya, while addressing the new changes inclusive of cane prices yesterday at kilimo house, said that the the new changes will bring to speed the recovery and improvement in the performance of the sugar Sector.
"We expect all millers to start paying farmers the new prices which is 4040 shillings per tonne." The CS said in an interview by news rooms.
The ministry has also hinted of approval of applications to set up new sugar industries in Siaya, Kilifi, Kisii, Uasin Gishu and Kilifi counties. These new industries are expected to boost the income of those staying around the areas and to provide more jobs.
Cane farmers across the country have lauded the new pricing directives issued by the CS, saying that they hope millers will implement the new pricing of 4040 shillings per tonne and payment within seven days.
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