-As people still facing sugar shortage in shops, one of the county’s sugar manufacturing companies Salima Sugar Company Limited says its product will be on Malawi market in the next two to three weeks.
In a statement, the company says is aware of the sugar scarcity in the market.
The company says the date of the production commencement which is decided by the end of rainy season with a grace period for the soil to dry and the serial ripening of the cane crop.
Salima Sugar ready in next two weeks
“However, to address the severe shortages that have hit hard the country, we will commence sugar production by 15th May, 2022. This will help us plan the distribution to cover the country by end of May, 2022,” reads the statement in part.
Meanwhile, the company has urged the its customers and consumers to exercise patience as it is on its work to make the product be available in the market.
Salima Sugar Company crushes about 250 thousand metric tonnes of cane yearly which produces a range of 25 thousand to 30 thousand metric tonnes of sugar.
The company has 4,000 hectares of land and currently, 1,000 hectares of land is under cultivation.
The farm and factory are located in the shores of Lake Malawi and flood and pivot irrigation is used for sugarcane crop.“`