State plan to enforce cane zoning splits leaders
SEE ALSO :Farmers want MD of Sony to resign“Zoning will be counter-productive for our hardworking farmers. Farmers in areas where millers are grappling with financial challenges will be grossly disadvantaged as they will supply their produce and wait for ages before they are paid their dues." The MPs called for protection of farmers. “There should be an agreement between the different cane millers that if one of them fails to operate because of one reason or the other, the innocent farmers will not suffer," said Mr Barasa. But Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) argued that zoning was the only way to save ailing State-owned sugar factories. “This is the best way to go and one that will restore order in the sugar sector. We have new factories in this country whose success is attributed to cane poaching, which is very wrong,” said Mr Wanyama.