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Mumias returns to ethanol sales 5 months later

The Mumias Sugar factory. FILE PHOTO | NMG
The Mumias Sugar factory. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Mumias Sugar Company #ticker:MSC will restart supplying the market with ethanol after a five-month absence, using imports of molasses from Tanzania to supplement its limited stock.

Chief executive officer Nashion Aseka says the processing started last week as the company eyes to grow its revenue by diversifying to other streams.

The company is producing 187,000 litres of ethanol. It operates only four days in a week due to shortage of sugar cane.

“We have started processing molasses and we are also in the process of shipping in more from Tanzania to supplement the little that we are getting from our plant,” said Mr Aseka.