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Deal #7676

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kiryandongo, Uganda

Target country
Uganda
Comment on location
Kiryandongo district, Uganda

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
773
Comment on land area
It is alleged that Gen Tumwine obtained the title for the 778 hectares (about 1,922 acres) from Karegyeya who entrusted it to him as a friend but he instead mortgaged it in a bank, that later sold off the land when he failed to pay back the loan.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
To grow sugarcane.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Comment on nature of the deal
Gen Tumwine (Security minister) is accused of fraudulently transferring a land title from their late father’s name John Karegyeya and sold it to Indian investor, Kiryandongo Sugar.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Oral Agreement)

Implementation status

Implementation status
Startup phase (no production)

Operating company

Name of investment project
Kiryandongo sugar
Comment on investment chain
It is alleged that Gen Tumwine obtained the title for the 778 hectares (about 1,922 acres) from Karegyeya who entrusted it to him as a friend but he instead mortgaged it in a bank, that later sold off the land when he failed to pay back the loan.

 

Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
KIRYANDONGO SUGAR LTD

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Former MP, investors evict thousands in Kiryandongo
Date
2019-08-07

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
1500 FAMILIES CANNOT FIND RESETTLEMENT AFTER LOSING LAND TO AGRIBUSINESS COMPANY
Date
2018-12-08
Comment on data source
Evicted families

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
KIRYANDONGO: MP TABAN AMIN AND PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI PROPOSE TO EVICT 2000 RESIDENTS OF DIMA IN KIRYANDONGO DISTRICT
Date
2018-11-07
Comment on data source
Kiryandongo sugar size in hectares and acres

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
The evicted families accuse two companies; Agilis Partners Limited, a grain dealing company and Kiryandongo Sugar Limited of colluding with the Police and the office of the Resident District Commissioner to violently evict them and destroying property worth millions of shillings.

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Number of households actually displaced
3000
Comment on displacement of people
Kiryandongo Sugar limited is also evicting over 3,000 families off former ranch 23, 28, 30 and 31 to grow sugarcane

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Eviction

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

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