How oil firm is burning up Karamoja valuable trees

Employees of Sun Beam Africa Ltd chop sandalwood into small pieces. The company has felled 240 tonnes of sadalwood trees in the last three years.

What you need to know:

In semi-arid Karamoja is a little treasure called sandalwood trees. Unfortunately, this endangered specie is being fast depleted by an investor.

From a distance, black smoke billows up the evening sky, leaving the better part of Tororo Town in a dark cloud.
On closer scrutiny trying to identify the source of the smoke, writings of ‘Sky Beam Africa Limited’ offer the answer. A mean looking guard at the entrance watches the goings on, his eyes darting in all directions for suspicious movement.


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