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27 May 2016

Uganda: Locals fear they could lose land to pave way for oil pipeline construction

Author: Oil in Uganda

"Pipeline route surveys spark fear amongst Hoima residents"...

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16 May 2016

Uganda govt. starts study on families to be resettled to pave way for oil pipeline

Author: Mark Keith Muhumuza, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Govt starts resettlement study on Hoima-Buloba oil pipeline"...

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26 April 2016

Uganda: 93 families displaced for oil refinery construction yet to be compensated

Author: Edward Ssekika, The Observer (Uganda)

"Hoima’s poor still seek justice over relocation plans"...

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26 April 2014

"Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity - New briefing paper on business and human rights in Eastern Africa" (announcement)

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26 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In a new briefing paper...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...identifies three key trends in companies’ human rights impacts in the region...Executive Director...Phil Bloomer said: “The threat of the infamous ‘Resource Curse’ hangs heavy...

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31 March 2014

Who is to blame for property valuation mess? [Uganda]

Author: Bashir Twesigye, Executive Director, Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED), in Oil in Uganda

The oil and gas sector is swamped with complaints relating to compensation rates for crops, structures and land...[T]he government is handling the compensation and resettlement of households in Kabaale parish...whose land was earmarked for the...

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12 March 2014

Government secures land for refinery residents [Uganda]

Author: Flavia Nalubega, in Oil in Uganda

Government has finally secured land where it will resettle the people who opted for physical relocation from...Hoima district...Out of the 2473 property owners on the 29 square kilometer refinery area, 96 opted for resettlement, while the majority...

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4 March 2014

Oil refinery compensations: A mixed bag of hope, despair for residents [Uganda]

Author: Isaac Imaka & Frederic Musisi, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

...[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...

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25 February 2014

Compensated families struggle with their millions [Uganda]

Author: Flavia Nalubega, Oil in Uganda

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...

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31 January 2014

Refinery residents blow compensation on booze, motorcycles [Uganda]

Author: Flavia Nalubega & Beatrice Ongode, in Oil in Uganda

A good number of the compensated refinery area residents are spending their money on luxuries, ignoring lessons from a crash course in financial management and investment that the government took them through last year to prepare them for the windfall...

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