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Operations At Trans Mara Sugar Mill Resume Today

June 16, 2014

Edwin Nyarangi

Operations at Trans Mara Sugar Company will resume today following meetings between the mill's management and farmers' representatives for the last one week.

The farmers had given the management a 10-day ultimatum to address their grievances.

They stopped delivering sugarcane last Monday when the company did not honour their demands.

MD Mukesh Malde and the chairman of Trans Mara Out growers Company Thomas Nesiria reached an agreement on Friday evening.

The company will pay the farmers Sh3,100 per tonne of sugarcane, up from Sh3,000. "... and we are promising to increase the price further once the sugar industry in the country stabilises," said Malde.

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Source: AllAfrica

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