Byline: Sarah Tumwebaze
Continental Tobacco Uganda Ltd offices in Arua have closed amid allegations that the company owes farmers at least Shs5 billion.
According to Mr Caleb Kamure, a resident of Arua, "the money is payment for tobacco supplied by farmers in the two regions to the tobacco company from last year."
He explained that last year, Continental offered high prices for tobacco as compared to its competitors, British American Tobacco and Leaf & Commodities (U) Ltd.
"This lured very many farmers into selling their tobacco to the Kenya-headquartered company. But after paying a very small amount of what they owed the …