NTV-NEWS-UPDATE-GIF-HD

Nzoia sugar chairman: Corrupt staff sinking company in debt

Nzoia Sugar Company board chairman Alfred Khang’ati has said that corruption has been eating down the company’s growth over the recent years, putting the company in a debt bed.

The Former Kanduyi legislator who was appointed the board chair of the struggling sugar mill by the Kenya Kwanza government said anyone found capable will face the full wrath of the law.

Khang’ati pointed out that 70 percent of the activities done by a section of the staff are aimed at befalling Nzoia.

“The two months I have been in office it has been time to do ground checking to identify why Nzoia never grew despite the government injecting funds and I have noted that it is a result of corruption by a section of the staffs,” Khang’ati noted.

He added, “If I stand here and say that I don’t know what is befalling Nzoia then I will be lying, the truth of the matter is that there is corruption at Nzoia,”

To revive Nzoia Sugar Company, Khang’ati called on all leaders to collaborate and ensure that the Kenya Kwanza mantra is fulfilled, adding that if the factory is revived it will offer employment opportunities for the many jobless youths in the region.

Khang’ati, however, urged farmers to trust and supply their cane at Nzoia sugar, decrying high numbers of cane to the private factories in the region.

“I know there is a delay in the payment but I want us to trust Nzoia and supply canes, I have always engaged the managing director to try his level best to pay farmers’ arrears,” he said.

Khang’ati warned residents against taking advantage of the unplanted nuclear land to graze their animals, saying that the nuclear land is purposely to grow sugar cane.

On his part, Leonard Yegon, Vice Chairperson Agriculture Committee in the national assembly noted that the assembly has taken over the sugar bill that was previously sponsored by former Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi.

“The sugar bill has passed several stages. We are waiting to finalize it so it benefits the farmer, under the leadership of Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wagwe,” Yegon added.

Yegon said that through the Sugar Bill, of 2022, the lawmakers are seeking to reinstate the board’s independence which was lost during the repeal of the Crops Act.

Kanduyi MP John Makali says he will lead from the front to ensure that Nzoia debts are cleared.

Bungoma governor Ken Lusaka who was present affirmed that he will in the middle of the conversation by both the county leaders and the President to ensure that his new factory installation pledge is fulfilled.

“Since President assumed office, we have had many engagements aimed at transforming the sugar sector therefore I’m calling for concerted efforts to revive Nzoia sugar,” Governor Lusaka said.

Bungoma senator Hon David Wafula Wakoli, led Bungoma county leaders last week, in affirming their support of the revival of Nzoia Sugar Company, saying all that the mill needs is a new machiné, and a waiver on all debts amounting to close to 53 billion Kenyan shillings, paying off farmers and workers and an appointment of a permanent managing director.

AM Live

AM Live is NTV's morning current affairs show that sets the agenda for the day with insightful panels every weekday.

BNX

Business Redefined

Business Redefined is Kenya’s premier thought leadership platform for unpacking matters regarding economic and finance policy as well demystifying complex developments in the region’s capital markets.

Entertainment

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Full Episodes

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Gumzo La Sato

Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.

Health Diary

Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self is a podcast where guests get to write a letter to their younger self, from which Maxine formulates questions to ask them during the hour-long show.

Mazao Talks

Mazao looks at agriculture and agribusiness

Nation Reports

Nation Reports is a weekly podcast offers an opportunity for listeners to interact with various reporters and journey with them as they unravel the biggest most emotive stories.

One Health Lens Podcast

Discussing health matters and human stories from Kenya and across Africa. We talk big picture from people to policy, ecosystems, and everything in between. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onehealthlens

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost peeks through the story of Louis Otieno, the times, and everything in between.

Podcasts

Podcasts

Speaking of GEN Z

Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.

Sport On

Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.

Tech-over

The extent of technological growth is beyond mere acknowledgment; it has seamlessly integrated into our daily existence. A few years ago, the notion of paying electricity bills through mobile money or recharging with 'tokens' in Kenya seemed inconceivable. Online product sales were considered distant, and artificial intelligence is rapidly reshaping various facets of our lives. Amidst these technological leaps, those with a solid understanding of tech can navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and build a sustainable livelihood. Tech over Show aims to be the platform facilitating discussions among thought leaders, innovators, tech companies, and the government, addressing challenges and opportunities in Kenya's thriving tech industry.

Thamani

Thamani is a business show which is dedicated to emerging issues regarding micro, small and medium size businesses.

The Politalk podcast

This is The Politalk podcast. Here we look into the ins and outs of everything Kenyan politics. We pull no punches and have no reason to sugarcoat anything that matters to Kenyans.

The Trend

A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.

The trend podcast

The trend podcast highlights and captures the best of banter from #TTTT segment that airs every Friday on NTV. It's the TTTT EXTRA

The Wicked Edition

The Wicked Edition with Dr. King’ori seeks to address serious issues through humour and relatable wit. It is a two-part half hour show filmed in front of a live audience

Trending

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Twende

Twende is a travel show that highlights beautiful, unique, diverse locations, people, and cultures. The show offers fresh perspectives on familiar locations and memorable experiences in new ones.

Unscripted

This Saturday evening lifestyle show lets viewers share their stories and life experiences as openly & honestly for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

VIP Access

VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.

WADR

This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.

When death do us part

In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.

Your World

Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.