Deal #4599

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Apaa, Uganda

Latitude
3.113091212460868
Longitude
31.60715104101564
Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
East Madi Game reserve is along the Nile River. There are disputes on whether Apaa Village forms part of the reserve or not (it borders the reserve). Apaa Villa falls within the Amuru District.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
90000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2002] 90000

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Conservation, Other (please specify)
Comment on intention of investment
Sport Hunting

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2002] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Game reserve was gazetted in 2002, management contract awarded to Lake Albert Safaris Ltd in 2009.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2002] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
The reserve could create jobs for a few locals- specifically as physical labour, however the numbers are not specified.

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The 20 year management contract for the reserve was given to Lake Albert Safaris Ltd, also known as Royal Uganda Outfitters, a company registered in Uganda, owned by South African Nationals.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
The Hunting Report- East Madi Wildlife Reserve In Uganda Opens To Hunting, 2010

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-03-12
Comment on data source
Acholi Times- Apaa women haunted by rape ordeals at the hands of UWA and the Police

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
The Twists and Turns of the ‘Green Land Grab’ in Apaa Village of Amuru District, Northern Uganda, by Lake Albert Safaris Ltd.Eria Serwajja, Ph.D.Paper prepared for presentation at the “2015 WORLD BANK CONFERENCE ON LAND AND POVERTY” The World Bank - Washington DC, March 23-27, 2015

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Apaa Village- the residents feel that their village does not form part of the East Madi Game Reserve, while Ugandan Wildlife Authority claims it does.

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
The Apaa villagers were forcefully removed, their houses and grain stores were burnt to the ground. Some women from the village claim to have been raped during the eviction by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority and Police officials. The men were beaten. Three villagers lost their lives and 25 youth were arrested for resisting evictions.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
No compensation

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Marginal land

Overall comment

Overall comment
In 2009, a 20 year management contract for the reserve was given to Lake Albert Safaris Ltd, also known as Royal Uganda Outfitters, which is owned by South African Nationals- Bruce Martin (80%) and Nicole Martin (20%).

Feb. 27, 2015, 10:53 a.m.

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