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Uganda: Global Rights Alert report claims 93 families displaced for oil refinery construction yet to be relocated & calls for relocation that does not "disadvantage" women

A recent report by local NGO Global Rights Alert claims 93 families displaced for oil-refinery construction are yet to relocated despite prior commitment by the government. The report calls for special consideration of women who is says are disproportionately impacted by such relocation.

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30 April 2015

NGO claims 93 families displaced for oil refinery construction who opted for alternative land yet to be relocated

Author: Frederic Musisi, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"93 Hoima families stuck on oil refinery site"

With construction of the oil refinery in Hoima District set to commence anytime, about 93 families in the location for the mega infrastructure project are stuck after the ministry of Energy abandoned them in the area, a new report has revealed.

The report titled: “Acquisition of Land for the Oil Refinery: Tracking Progress in Resettling Project Affected Persons who opted for land for land compensation” issued by Global Rights Alert, indicates the ministry has failed to come up with a clear framework of relocating the families...

Initially, 27 families had opted for land for land relocation, but the number grew to 93 after the cash compensation became burdensome. According to testimonies of residents, the report states that government has neglected the group since majority who opted for cash compensation have since vacated.

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30 April 2015

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Author: Global Rights Alert (Uganda)

“Acquisition of Land for the Oil Refinery: Tracking Progress in Resettling Project Affected Persons who opted for land compensation”

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