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Fire destroys sugarcane worth Shs 300 million

A raging fire has destroyed a sugarcane plantation worth Shs. 300 million in Bukoona Village in Nakalama Sub-County, Iganga District in Eastern Uganda.

A sugarcane farmer is counting losses after a fire destroyed about seventy acres of his sugarcane plantation on Monday.

Edrisa Kalonget Misiwa, the owner of the farm said on Monday that he suspects the fire spread from a neighbour’s garden that was being prepared for the impending planting season.

 “The damage is huge but we don’t know what to do because all the [sugar] factories stopped accepting burnt cane,” he told Daily Monitor.

Misiwa said that about 3,500 tonnes of raw cane worth Shs300 million were destroyed by a fire which according to residents, started at about 1 pm on Sunday.

Police led by the officer in-charge of Nakalama Police Station, Mr Michael Arinda, recorded statements from the farm owner and several residents to as investigations to establish the cause of the fire start.

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