Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has assured Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) that Kenyan market is ready for their surplus sugar.
SCOUL, which is a subsidiary of Mehta group, produces 900,000 tons of sugar annually, most of the sugar is consumed locally but the surplus does not have a ready market.
Museveni’s assurance follows the recent agreement between Ugandan governments and the Kenyan government .The agreement will see Kenya exporting meat and milk to Uganda whereas Uganda will export sugar to Kenya.
Though Kenyan opposition, led by Raila Odinga, has expressed their concern over the deal, the two presidents have agreed to implement the deal to the letter.
Raila claims that Uganda does not have surplus sugar to export to Kenya. He further argues that if the deal is implemented, Western Kenya Sugar industries might close down.