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Tubur and Anyara are the second pair of MFP sites installed.

In November 2010, Pilgrim, in collaboration with students from Makerere University expanded the MFP program by installing two new MFPs in Tubur and Anyara, two communities that are a part of Pilgrim’s co-op network. Each site was equipped with a miller attachment, and the Tubur site was also equipped with an oil press and a Permanent Magnetic Generator, although they were not attached to the engine.

The MFP at Tubur is located on the outskirts of the Tubur sub-district headquarters, and there are many housing structures and other local businesses nearby. There is another mill approximately 0.25 miles away. There is no electricity at the sites in Tubur and Anyara.

2012

Due to a combination of MFP maintenance issues and economic competition, the community members are discouraged with the MFP and feel that they have wasted their resources investing in the MFP and its housing structure. Though the MFP site was chosen for its central location and accessibility by many people, it is far from Soroti and suffers from dishonest merchants. For example, while the co-op members get a price of 600 UGX/kg for millet/sorghum flour, in Soroti the price is 1,200 UGX/kg. Another example is that the community members were promised a price of 3,600 UGX/kg of cotton, yet after the harvest they could only sell it at 600 UGX/kg. Furthermore, the MFP’s fuel tank has a leak and the co-op has not received the alternator attachment they were promised. The MFP has also never worked for a significant amount of time.

As of Summer 2012: Although training sessions were carried out with the initial MFP installations in Orungo and Usuk, proper training was incomplete in Anyara & Tubur and some of the members trained have left their responsibilities without proper knowledge transfer. Thus, over this trip Pilgrim carried out training sessions in all of the sites with Paulo, an engine operator from Soroti who was involved with the project from its beginning stages, including operation & maintenance of the engine as well other attachments like the miller and oil press. 

Equipment Info

  • ENGINE
    • ADIGO - MICO INDIA
    • No. W 10 Q1 8-2-44
    • PF1880CS1757/11
    • LIC BOSCH
    • BDC=9.7+(-)0.4
  • POWER ALTERNATOR
    • BHQ 15-10-2007
    • Other markings are chinese laguage.
  • MILL
    • JOHNSON DIESEL- HAMMER
    • Model DM - 10
    • MOTOR CAPACITY DRIVE 10 HP
    • RPM 3750
    • TASHA AGRO IND (U) LTD
    • NASSER ROA, KAMPALA. UGANDA
    • No. 1174
  • OIL PRESS
    • No markings seen
    • Locally fabricated