Residents of Mumias town cannot hide their joy after East and Central Africa largest sugarcane miller, Mumias Sugar Company started crushing cane following a successful troubleshooting exercise by the Sarrai Group after a five year hiatus.
Tuesday Kakamega Governor H.E Dr. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya toured the factory and expressed optimism that it will roar back to life moreso if local leaders keep politics off its revival. In his address to the media, the Governor thanked Sarrai Group for remaining committed to its revival plan of the miller adding that as the Co-Chair of the National Sugar Taskforce, one of the recommendations of the Committee was to lease the factory to a reputable company that is capable of resuscitating the giant miller after repairs on the worn out machines.
Dr. Oparanya announced that the company will be paying farmers on a weekly basis urging residents growing cane to register with the factory for supply of the raw material to Mumias.
The new company has also retained experienced former company employees as it looks forward to commencing full operations. A fleet of tractors have already been purchased ready for transportation of cane.