Deal #7085

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Location
Kilak, Amuru

Latitude
3.417821
Longitude
32.131115
Facility name
Atiak Sugar Factory
Target country
Uganda

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013-04-11] 6474

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2013] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
Startup phase (no production)

Purchase price

Purchase price
69000000000
Purchase price currency
Uganda Shilling
Comment on purchase price
Government of Uganda purchased 32% Shares in Atiak Sugar Factory after paying 45 billion Uganda shillings in 2018 and 24 billion in 2019 bringing total shares to 44%. However, another media report mentions that the Government of Uganda paid 64.8 billion Uganda shillings to acquire 32% stake in the Atiak Factory in 2018.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
5603
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
3500

Contract #1

Contract date
2013-04-11

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
6500
Planned employees (total)
1500
Planned daily/seasonal workers (total)
5000

Operating company

Name of investment project
Atiak Sugar Factory

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
600 Acres of Atiak Sugar Project Burnt in Three Days
Date
2018-12-23

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Stalled Atiak sugar factory works leaves 3,500 farmers in distress
Date
2018-05-24

Names of communities / indigenous peoples affected

Comment on communities / indigenous peoples affected
The Land that the Investment sits on is communally owned.

Recognitions status of community land tenure

Recognition status of community land tenure
Indigenous Peoples traditional or customary rights recognized by government

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
There have been incidences of fire breakouts recorded on the investment thereby suggesting displeasure by some of the locals.

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
No

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
No

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
The factory management encouraged all locals to adopt sugar cane production and provide the raw material to the investment as outgrowers.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Pasture
Marginal land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane (6474 ha)

Detailed contract farming crop and animal information

Contract farming crops
Sugar Cane (5603 ha)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes
Country 1
Kenya

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
The sugar cane will be produced locally
Processing facilities / production infrastructure of the project (e.g. oil mill, ethanol distillery, biomass power plant etc.)
The investment operates from an onsite factory location for processing produce.

Overall comment

Overall comment
One of the Main Objectives of this Investment is to bring development to Northern Uganda and provide a means of sustanance for the locals by employing a majority of the locals as out-growers to the business.

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