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GERMAN FIRM TO GENERATE 30MW FROM SOLAR ENERGY IN ADJUMANI, NORTHERN UGANDA. SIGNS MOA WITH UGANDAN COUNTERPARTS

Friday, 31st January 2020
Mr. Peter Schrum (Chairman, SUNfarming GmbH) and Rt. Hon. Moses Ali (Managing Director, ESIA Mixed Farm) at the signing ceremony
German firm M/s SUNfarming GmbH, on 21st January 2020, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with two Ugandan Companies M/s ESIA Mixed Farm and M/s SUNfarming Food & Energy Uganda Ltd. in which the parties agreed to invest and generate 30MW of solar electricity on a 55-hectare piece of land in Adjumani, Uganda, as well as grow vegetables, fruits, herbs or flowers using innovative Food and Energy solutions. The agreement also included the training of local students on high-quality photo-voltaic installations, battery systems, grid stabilisation, irrigation and fertilisation, bio food production and crop protection, and hydro-aquaponics.

The signing ceremony, that took place at the Uganda Embassy in Berlin, saw Mr. Peter Schrum, sign on behalf of SUNfarming GmbH while Rt. Hon. Gen. (Rtd) Moses Ali and Prince Eng. Edward Kimbugwe signed on behalf of ESIA Mixed Farm and SUNfarming Food & Energy (Uganda) Ltd., respectively. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Hon. Grace F. Kwiyucwiny, Minister of State, Office of the Prime Minister (in Charge of Northern Uganda), Mr. Christoph Kannengiesser, CEO Afrika-Verein, Mr. Charles Muwonge, Research Assistant to H.E. the President, and Dr. Eng. Juliana Pallangyo, Development Partner EA SUNfarming. Others were Ms Margaret Otteskov and Mr. Fred Moses Mukhooli from the Uganda Embassy, Berlin.

Source: Public Diplomacy Desk, Uganda Embassy, Berlin

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