President Uhuru Kenyatta has today July 1st met Western Kenya leaders at Harambee House where they discussed matters development.
Among the matters discussed was the revival of the falling sugar sector in the region especially Mumias and Nzoia sugar factories.
The President promised that the government will do all it can to revive the sector by implementing the findings of the sugar task force.
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The task force comprising of Agriculture CS Peter Munya and Governor Wycliffe Oparanya prepared a report on measures to undertake including writing-off debts owed by the factories.
Through the Ministry of Agriculture, the Head of State published regulations to be followed by the sugar sector and will ensure a legal framework is in place to ensure the reforms stand.
After the meeting, President Uhuru Kenyatta handed a brand new 52-seater Nzoia sugar football club through their chairman Joash Wamangóli.
According to the Head of State, the bus will be used by the club in their daily football activies.
Leaders present at the meeting included Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Vihiga Governor Wilbur Ottichilo and Trans-Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba.