House committee to push for disbandment of Sony Sugar Board

House committee to push for disbandment of Sony Sugar Board

The National Assembly Committee on Agriculture chairman and Sigowet-Soin Member of Parliament, Justice Kemei, says that there is need to disband the Sony Sugar Board are requested by cane farmers from Mumias.

Speaking to Radio Ramogi on Thursday, November 10, Kemei said he will push for the disbandment of the board.

He also assured cane farmers that the committee will push the government to revive the Sony Outgrows Company (SOC) to address the challenges they have been facing including marketing their cane.

According to the MP, this will improve sugar production within the country enabling Kenya to compete favorably with fellow Common Market for East and Central Africa (COMESA) nations.

Kemei, however, said there are several major issues affecting the Sony Outgrows Company’s performance that are yet to be addressed by the committee.

Uruiri MP, John Kobado, who is also a member of the Committee, said cane farmers have lost confidence in the Sony Sugar Board. He urged the chairman to consider working on the issues at hand promptly.

His statements were echoed by Nyando Member of Parliament, Fred Outa, who said that the millers must work hand-in-hand with the farmers because farmers are the major stakeholder’s in the sector.

Written by Lucy Akinyi

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