The Star (Nairobi)

17 April 2014

Kenya: Sh2 Billion Sugar Factory for Kisii County

The Kisii government in partnership with a foreign investor will build a Sh2.4 billion sugar factory in South Mugirango constituency. Trade executive Moiro Omari said the investor will embark on the project in a few months.

Speaking at Nduru Boys High School during a stakeholders meeting yesterday, Omari said the factory will create 600 jobs. "The good news to many jobless youth is that when the factory is complete, they will be the first ones to be considered for employment," Omari said.

County executives Kodek Migiro (Education), Moses Onderi (Lands), PSB chairman David Kombo, county assembly leader of minority Apepo Ombasa, deputy speaker Evans Mokoro and area deputy commissioner Geoffrey Mayama attended the meeting.

Onderi said the Agriculture ministry in 2012 established that South Mugirango produces 35,000 tonnes of sugarcane annually and has a potential to produce more.

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