By MN Reporter
A group of Migori county youths have started out a pay-bill number to raise Sh300 million to revive Sony sugar Company.
Drawn from Kenya Federation of Sugarcane Farmers (KFSF) Sony branch youth representative Evance Otieno, the group said they cameup with the idea after meeting with Sony Sugar management.
Otieno was also flanked by the Chairperson for Youth for Sony revival Movement, Leonard Okumu and Mashel Nyagilo secretary when they spoke to Migori News.
“We are planning to collect Sh300 million from member of the communities who have benefited from Sony Company among all other well-wishers in Migori County including politicians and beyond,” said Okumu.
Okumu said that the movement has plan of coming up with a playbill number that will be monitored by the group, Sony sugar company management and other member of the society so that the money which will be collected are put into proper use.
“The group is passionate about reviving the company we hereby appealing to all elected and non-elected leaders in Migori County to help us achieve our goal of collecting Sh300Million that will be used in maintaining the company,” Said Okumu.
Nyagilo said with the collapse of Sony, economy in Migori has been negatively affected.
“Farmers and ever workers have not been paid and they can only be paid when the factory is functioning, these has also resulted to increasing issues of insecurity, the Company was holding a major part of the economy of sugar belt,” Said Nyagilo.