Case analysis III : PTA multinational triple super phosphate fertilizer project Tororo, Uganda
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In eastern Uganda the Sukulu hills phosphate deposits are very prominent encompassing the southern most position of a belt of ten apatite bearing deposits of residual soil stretching from North to South for about 250 kilometers. During the early 1960’s , the Uganda government established Tororo industrial chemicals and fertilizer limited (TICAF) to develop the Sukulu Hill deposit for manufacturing of single super phosphate (SSP) for domestic consumption and / or export to Kenya and Tanzania. The production capacity of the plant was about 6,000 TPY p2O5 as bagged, granular SSP. Operation begun in 1964 and were carried out successfully for about ten years until they begun deteriorating due to the lack of spare parts and general constraints on the economy at that time. The plant was closed in 1978. The existing facility is damaged in many ways including extensive corrosion and its generally inoperable. With the economic recovery underway, the government of Uganda with her partners under the PTA context of multiantionalism, wish to develop a new phosphate fertilizer industry based upon phosphate fertilizer needs in eastern African markets.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (1992-11). Case analysis III : PTA multinational triple super phosphate fertilizer project Tororo, Uganda. Addis Ababa :. © UN. ECA,. http://hdl.handle.net/10855/6406”
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