Pictorial: Development of Sugar Factory In Amuru

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The development of a multi-million dollar Sugar factory is underway in Atiak Sub County in Amuru district. The factory is the first of its kind in post conflict northern Uganda.
Horyal Investments Holdings Company Limited, the company undertaking the development, says they have already spent USD 70 million in starting the project being led by Dr. Amina Hersi Moghe.
Dr. Amina boasts of years of experience in the Sugar industry in Bungoma County of Western Kenya where she lived and traded in the internationally demanded commodity.
Dr. Amina told URN that installation of the factory expected to produce 1,650 tonnes of Sugar every day is 70 percent complete. She says they hope it will generate a net profit of Shillings 150 billion over ten years operating at full capacity.  
Covering some 25,000 acres of land (approximately 10 hectares) in Gem Village in Pachilo parish, the company is keen at using the services of out growers to increase land acreage under sugarcane plantation in the region.
Dan Kidega, the former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, says the factory will be critical in solving an acute shortage of sugar at the regional market.


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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.