Residents angry over delayed oil compensation

Members of the Oil Refinery Residents Association have issued an open letter to the presidents’ Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli demanding compensation.

Members expressed disappointment over the fact that the government of Uganda is pursuing oil developments some of which will be developed through their land but is yet to compensate and relocate them.

The letter authored by their chairman Innocent Tumwebaze points out that over 20 families are yet to be compensated while over 70 others are waiting for the government of Uganda to fulfill promises made to them  in the 2012 Resettlement Action Plan for the Refinery Project in order to be relocated.

Their letter was channeled through the African Institute on Energy Governance. Dickens Kamugisha is the Institute executive director.

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