Some of the refinery affected persons who were contesting the compensation offered by the government for their land and property in the proposed refinery area in Buseruka, Hoima District, have accepted new offers from government. Read More
Barely a month after Oil in Uganda reported the plight of two women who were abandoned by their husbands after receiving compensation for their land in the refinery area in Hoima, police has intervened and summoned their husbands. Read More
Government has started preparing to resettle the 93 families that opted to be relocated from the 29 square kilometres of land on which the planned crude oil refinery in Hoima District will be built. Read More
Some of the pastoralists who were evicted from Buliisa District in 2010 are returning and repossessing the oil-rich lands they were chased from, causing tension amongst locals. Read More
The MPs’ statements in the media indicate that they have not been doing their job, of representing their constituents, at least for the past fifteen months that the compensation has been taking place.
The Government of Uganda has deferred awarding of the refinery contract to next year following requests by the bidders for more incentives. Read More
HOIMA: It has been a year since Evelyn Mwambe saw or heard from her husband. The 37-year old mother of two was married to Lawrence Ocowun for eight years until December last year when the couple’s fortunes turned, albeit in different directions. Read More
Construction of a 92-kilometer tarmac road that links Hoima town to the oil-rich Kaiso-Tonya area has been completed. Read More
Governments should be open about the deals they do, and show that they have put safeguards in place to protect people and the environment.
More than 70 houses were burnt and several people injured when violence broke out last week between Bunyoro Kingdom loyalists and inhabitants of Kaseeta Parish, Kabwooya Sub-county in Hoima, over the control of a seven square mile piece of land bordering the proposed refinery area. Read More