Cane farmers want Kenya-Uganda sugar pact revoked

Cane farmers want Kenya-Uganda sugar pact revoked

The Kenya National Federation of Sugarcane Farmers (KNFS) has expressed its disappointment with the trade pact that has been signed between Kenya and Uganda allowing for cheap importation of sugar into the country.

Led by KNFS Secretary General Ezra Okoth the union said that it was unfortunate that President Kenyatta was in the fore front in killing sugar industries in Kenya through the importation of sugar from Uganda.

Okoth said that the pact was a direct disrespect to the sugarcane farmers in the country who have been crying against the illegal importation of cheap sugar noting that the pact will kill the farmers’ zeal.

Okoth warned that the federation will hold a nationwide meeting with all the farmers in a weeks’ time in Kakamega to deliberate on the best action against the pact.

He called on Members of Parliament and Governors from Sugar growing zones to come together and challeng the trade pact as soon as possible.

The pact was signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta with president Museveni during his trip to Uganda last week allowing the importation of cheap sugar into Kenya in exchange for dairy and beef product exports to Uganda.

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