The oil and gas sector is swamped with complaints relating to compensation rates for crops, structures and land.
Oil in Uganda is visiting mining communities in the gold-rich Mubende District, where we have encountered powerful landlords, land conflicts, congestion, deep dark tunnels, tales of ‘huge’ profits and losses as well.
Government has finally secured land where it will resettle the people who opted for physical relocation from Kabaale parish, Hoima district. Read More
When one brings up the subject of land anywhere in Buliisa district, one man’s name inevitably comes up: Francis Kaahwa-locally known as Franco. Read More
Some of the aggrieved residents of Kabaale parish, Hoima district who are dissatisfied with the ongoing compensation have issued a notice threatening to sue the Attorney General of Uganda, accusing the government of violating their rights and awarding them inadequate compensation. Read More
2473 property owners in Hoima’s Kabaale parish are presently receiving compensation for their land and property to make way for the country’s first crude oil refinery. Read More
The Human Rights Watch has challenged the Uganda government to amend the country’s Mining and Land Acts so that communities can derive due benefits from ongoing mining activities in their areas. Read More
How is oil impacting on the distribution of political power in Uganda? Is it empowering local government and communities, or concentrating more power at the centre? We asked a range of Ugandan thinkers and public figures “What impact is oil having on political and economic relations between the Ugandan state and local administrations and people in oil-bearing areas?” Below are their answers. More will be published next week. Read More
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. Read More
Government commenced the compensation of the residents in the refinery area in Kabaale parish, Hoima district this week, and immediately gave them a three-month ultimatum to vacate the land upon compensation. Read More