Compensated families struggle with their millions [Uganda]

Author: Flavia Nalubega, Oil in Uganda, Published on: 25 February 2014

29-year old Ukwani Musana has never seen her husband of ten years, Musana Medard, ever since he received 100 million shillings in December last year. “He left me here with the children, with no money and no food to help me survive,” she said. “I hear he even married another woman.” The locals here are all aware that Medard has started another home in Nyamasoga village not far from Kabaale II...Several people Oil in Uganda has spoken to blame the behaviour of some of the compensation recipients on inadequate counseling...“We should have been the ones to speak to these families to prevent these marital problems that are arising,” she said. “The process has affected many women yet these are issues that should have been addressed from the start if we were involved.” But government maintains that the counselling was done, and that the locals received financial management training to prepare them for the windfall. [refers to Strategic Friends International]

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