§ 21. Mr. Beresford Craddock
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many ginneries the Uganda Government has bought for lease to Africans; to whom the ginneries previously belonged; in what districts the ginneries are situated; what price was paid for each; and how many gins, single, or double roller, there are in each ginnery bought.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
The Uganda Government have so far acquired four ginneries for sale or lease to African Co-operative 377 Societies. With permission, I will circulate the detailed information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Craddock
Are the ginneries which are being operated by the Africans proving to be a success in every way? Has my right hon. Friend any information on that?
§ Mr. Lyttelton
I must not detain the House. I will give my hon. Friend the details, which are rather extensive.
§ Mr. Manuel
Will the right hon. Gentleman ask the hon. Member for Farnham (Mr. Nicholson) to give the House the benefit of his vast experience in this particular brand of gin?
§ Following is the information:
- 1. Kawempe Ginnery in Mengo district bought from Harshad Ltd., Kampala. Equipped with 16 single roller gins. £60,000 paid for the ginnery, and £10,500 for ancillaries, spares, and a maize mill, totalling £70,500. Ginnery leased to Uganda Growers' Co-operative Union.
- 2. Kawempe Ginnery in Mengo district bought from Kampala Ginners Ltd., Kampala. Equipped with 29 single roller gins. £70,000 paid for the ginnery, and £28,500 for ancillaries, spares, lorries, maize mill, and a workshop, totalling £98,500. Ginnery transferred to Uganda Growers' Co-operative Union hire purchase agreement.
- 3. Lukonge Ginnery in Mbale district bought from Tororo Ginners Ltd., Tororo, Equipped with 10 single roller gins. £43,000 paid for the ginnery and £1,550 for ancillaries and spares, totalling £44,550. Ginnery leased by Bagishu Khuheentsa Co-operative Union.
- 4. Namwenda Ginnery in Busoga district bought from Kenya Busoga Cotton Company Limited, Kamali. Equipped with 11 double roller gins. £57,500 paid for the ginnery and £9,355 for ancillaries, spares and lorries, totalling £66,855. Ginnery leased by Busoga Growers' Co-operative Union.