Oil refinery compensations: A mixed bag of hope, despair for residents [Uganda]
Author: Isaac Imaka & Frederic Musisi, Daily Monitor (Uganda), Published on: 4 March 2014
...[The] year 2015 has been earmarked for the start of the refinery construction...At full implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), the area...is supposed to dictate the new face of Hoima, the oil city...However, a visit to various affected homesteads revealed that while the clock is ticking on the RAP...there are countless squabbles over compensation being given for land and farm produce and those who chose to be relocated claim they are yet to know their destination...Mr Jovan Owonda...is one of the many who have refused to put pen to paper...He contests the valuation rates. “I am not pleased with the way my property was valued...I should at least get Shs100 million...Many...[farmers] are worried of hunger, claiming the government officials stopped them from planting food crops because they were to be moved anytime...However, Mr Kosea Wamboka, the director of Strategic Friends International (SFI), the company contracted to carry out the resettlement, says no one has been stopped from farming.
Related companies: Strategic Friends International