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By Innocent Atuganyira

MASINDI: Sugarcane farmers in Masindi under their umbrella body Masindi Sugarcane Growers Association Limited {MSGAL}have expressed dissatisfaction with the new revised Sugarcane price by Kinyara Sugar Company management.

The farmers expressed their dissatisfaction during a join  media briefing  by  MASGAL and Kinyara Sugar Limited held at Masindi Hotel in Masindi town on Thursday evening.

On 5th of this month, the management of Kinyara Sugar Ltd and the Board of MSGAL revised the cane price up from 128,000 shillings to 142,000 shillings per tonne.

However, the farmer’s chairperson Robert Atugonza told the media that they are not satisfied with the new price saying they wanted an amount higher than what was announced by Kinyara management.

”Farmers wanted 240,000 shillings per ton, but we shall continue engaging the sugar company so that the price can be revised further,” he said.

The Kinyara Corporate communications manager Caroline Amongin says the new price was mutually reached by the two parties in order to cushion the farmers against the economic shocks and to safeguard the interests of all stakeholders in the sugar industry.

However, Amongin reveals that the cane price would further be revised in the next financial year.

Christopher Achidri, the councillor representing Nyantonzi sub county at Masindi district council observed the need by Kinyara Sugar Company to revise the price to match the price being offered by the other sugar millers in the country.

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