Mumias Sugar prepares to reopen on Tuesday after a month of closure
Sunday August 23 2015
Tractors offloading sugarcane at Mumias Sugar Company in Kakamega County. The troubled sugar miller is set to resuming work on Tuesday August 25, 2015 after a month of closure for maintenance. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Mr Moses Owino, the firm’s communications manager said the four-day dry test of the mills had been successful.
The maintenance is expected to improve the crushing capacity to 6,500 tonnes per day.
Cane farmers in the expansive sugar belt exuded confidence that the new management team at Mumias Sugar had what it takes to turn around the fortunes of the financially troubled sugar miller.
The sugar miller is currently paying farmers outstanding arrears amounting to Sh600 million after the government released Sh1 billion bailout cash in June 2015.