Deal history comparison #4166

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Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Amuru, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Within the region of the Lakang Village

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Amuru, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Within the region of the Lakang Village

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
40,000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 10000

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Industry

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2012] Intended (Under negotiation)
Comment on negotiation status
10,000 ha were awarded for 49 years in 2008; "Government is seeking to give at least 40,000 hectares of Land from Amuru district" to the company, "but since 2009, the Amuru Sugar Works project has dragged on with leaders demanding that the government enter into negotiation with the land owners" (Daily Monitor 2013-05-28: "Amuru Youth Want to Meet Bigombe over Madhvani sugar project"). Government has been asked in 2014 to consult with landowners rather than the community members just surrendering their land to the company. Amuru district chairperson has apologized to the community for giving the land (10 000 hectares) to the company as the district was under the impression that it was public land.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] Project not started

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
20,000

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
40,000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 10000

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Industry

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
10,000 ha were awarded for 49 years in 2008. Amuru district chairperson has apologized to the community for giving the land (10 000 hectares) to the company as the district was under the impression that it was public land. "Government is seeking to give at least 40,000 hectares of Land from Amuru district" to the company, "but since 2009, the Amuru Sugar Works project has dragged on with leaders demanding that the government enter into negotiation with the land owners". Government has been asked in 2014 to consult with landowners rather than the community members just surrendering their land to the company. Negotiations for the additional 30 000 hectares are on-going.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] Project not started

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
20,000

Contract #1

Contract date
2008-11-12
Duration of the agreement (in years)
49

Contract #1

Contract date
2008-11-12
Duration of the agreement (in years)
49

Operating company

Operating company

Operating company

Operating company

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-09

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-12

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-06
Comment on data source
comment: "Museveni’s double standards?"

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-21

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-10

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-28
Comment on data source
Daily Monitor: "Amuru Youth Want to Meet Bigombe over Madhvani sugar project"

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-07-20
Comment on data source
Sunday Monitor- Government free to develop any area say MP, pg 28

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-05-26
Comment on data source
New Vision- Migereko assures Amuru on sugar project land, pg 38 of pdf, received from Martin

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-09

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-02-12

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-06
Comment on data source
comment: "Museveni’s double standards?"

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-05-21

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-10

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-28
Comment on data source
Daily Monitor: "Amuru Youth Want to Meet Bigombe over Madhvani sugar project"

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-07-20
Comment on data source
Sunday Monitor- Government free to develop any area say MP, pg 28

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-05-26
Comment on data source
New Vision- Migereko assures Amuru on sugar project land, pg 38 of pdf, received from Martin

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
consultation only in the beginning of the negotiations, President Museveni has also tried to convince the residents to give the land up for the project in 2012. The community is urged to form a committee to discuss this project with the government and Madhvani Group. The residents have been assured that the land will not be grabbed without community involvement. It appears that consultation with the community is increasing.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
promised: jobs, schools, hospitals, roads, but so far "no clear compensation roadmap" (see comment: "Museveni’s double standards?"). As a result of this project Amuru residents wanted to invade game reserves in the district for grazing and harvesting, some residents have already been evicted from the game park.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Electricity

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
consultation only in the beginning of the negotiations, President Museveni has also tried to convince the residents to give the land up for the project in 2012. The community is urged to form a committee to discuss this project with the government and Madhvani Group. The residents have been assured that the land will not be grabbed without community involvement. It appears that consultation with the community is increasing.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
promised: jobs, schools, hospitals, roads, but so far "no clear compensation roadmap" (see comment: "Museveni’s double standards?"). As a result of this project Amuru residents wanted to invade game reserves in the district for grazing and harvesting, some residents have already been evicted from the game park.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Electricity

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community
Comment on former land owner
Court ruling that the land is not customary but public lands has lead to an appeal in the court of appeals by the community.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community
Comment on former land owner
Court ruling that the land is not customary but public lands has lead to an appeal in the court of appeals by the community.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes