Indian firm to establish sugar factory in Tanzania to boost production

TANZANIA – Indian sugar miller, Purandare Industries (T) Ltd, plans to establish a mega sugar processing factory in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma. According to the company’s Managing Director, Satish Purandare, construction of the 20,000 acres factory […]

Kenya seeks to stop illegal sugar imports in efforts to revitalize ailing sugar industry

KENYA – According to the recently launched Kenya National Sugar Task Force report, Kenya is seeking to stop illegal sugar imports coming from Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan as part of its plan to […]

Kenyan government set to embark on privatization of sugar companies

KENYA – The Kenyan government plans to privatize five sugar mills currently experiencing financial and management challenges in a move to make them more efficient. The government-owned sugar mills include Chemelil, Miwani, Muhoroni, Nzoia and […]

Zambian company to set up a US$166m sugar refinery

ZAMBIA – Mobe Sugar Company, a wholly owned Zambian private manufacturing company has initiated talks with Luanshya Municipal Council, North-Central Zambia on opening a sugar refinery and auxiliary factories in the district worth over US$166 […]

Kwale cane miller gets greenlight to resume cane milling

KENYA – Kenya’s ultra-modern sugar factory, the Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) has finally started crushing cane after it got the green light from a Kenyan high court to resume production. A protracted legal […]

Tanzania’s Kilombero Sugar debuts new pack to meet rising demand

TANZANIA – KILOMBERO Sugar Company Limited has introduced 5kg pack ‘Bwana Sukari pack’ of sugar in market to cater for the growing demand for prepacked sweetener aimed at increasing accessibility and ultimately penetrate wider market. […]

Consultants suggest complete reconfiguration of Ethiopian sugar industry

ETHIOPIA – Consultants hired to shape the future sugar sector in Ethiopia have urged the government to remove the existing 33 percent excise tax levied on local producers, reports The Reporter. In a public consultation […]

Coca-Cola, Dangote eyeing stake in Ethiopian Sugar industry

ETHIOPIA – In the wake of privatizing Ethiopia’s state-owned sugar plants and properties, heavyweight industry players are joining the race with Coca-Cola Company under its subsidiary in Ethiopia and Nigeria-based Dangote Group expressing their interest. […]