What Kenya's Ban On Brown Sugar, Cane Means for Uganda

The sugar industry in Uganda is headed for a crisis after the Kenyan government has ordered for an immediate ban on the importation of brown sugar and cane. The directive communicated by Peter G Munya, the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, has left more than 150 trucks carrying raw cane stuck at the Busia border. Munya also ordered the suspension of pre-shipping approvals and extension of all sugar import permits until further notice.

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