President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday donated Ksh. 2 million to Nzoia Sugar Football Club, while flagging off the bus for the team bought by Devolution Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eugene Wamalwa.
The brand new 52-seater bus will be used by Nzoia Sugar Football Club for their sporting engagements, having faced a lot of struggles looking for expenses to honour away matches in the Kenyan Premier League.
The donation was made at Harambee House, Nairobi, where the President also met Western Kenya leaders to discuss development projects in the region.
The President and the leaders discussed the ongoing Government efforts to revive the ailing sugar sector especially Mumias and Nzoia sugar factories.
The Head of State assured the leaders of the Government’s commitment to reviving the sector by fast tracking the implementation of the sugar taskforce report.
The sugar sector revival report generated by a Presidential taskforce co-chaired by Agriculture CS Peter Munya and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya outlined several interventions among them writing off of debts owed by the millers.
As part of the revival process, the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture has already published the sugar sector regulations and is in the process of strengthening the legal framework to anchor sector reforms.
The leaders in today’s meeting were Governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia), Wycliffe Wangamati (Bungoma), Wilbur Ottichilo (Vihiga) and Patrick Khaemba (Trans-Nzoia).
Other Western Kenya leaders present were Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.