Miwani sugar mill to be under special economic zone

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Miwai Sugar Company

Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) has asked the Privatization Commission to exclude Miwani sugar mill from the ongoing privatization process.

The Authority acting chief executive officer Dr Meshak Kimeu says the idea is to have the government state owned mill to be revived under the Special Economic Zones.

Kimeu says already plans are underway to set up an economic zone in a land owned by the factory after the earlier location was rejected by the public.

He says the economic zone is coming up with incentives that will rejuvenate the once vibrant sugar mill that is now under receivership.

Speaking to the press in Kisumu during a special economic zone investment promotion forum, Kimeu says the sugar mill will be up and running under the special economic zone.

He says its management will be streamlined in line with the economic zone and assured farmers that they will reap big from the venture.

Kimeu says the program will offer job opportunities to the locals and bring investors who will bring on board new technology.

Miwani had been lined up alongside other state mills, Chemelil, SoNY, Nzoia and Muhoroni for privatization.