Miwani Sugar Company is set to resume its operations after 13 years of closure and later go into receivership.According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the receivership will take effect once the court cases are heard and parliament approves privatization of State sugar millers so as to work on the budget to revive the factory.
With the ongoing sugar mills re-opening,the cost of a two-kilogramme packet of branded sugar is retailing at KES 250 up from KES 230. A report published in the second week of January by Sugar Directorate indicated that millers were holding stock of 9,094 in factory stores which added up to 11,965 on Friday last week.
In December 2014, Mumias Sugar resumed operations joining Western Kenya ,the second largest sugar producers and millers including Sony and Kibos that began operations late last year.
Meanwhile ,Kwale-based sugar factory will launch a KES 17.8 billion factory in February to mill 3,000 tonnes of cane a day,an 18 MW bagasse -fired power plant and an ethanol plant with a capacity to produce 50,000 litres per day.