AAIU to conduct pre-hearing and community engagements to prepare communities to engage government The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) will next week(19th-21st June, 2019) hold a Public hearing for the Environmental and Social impact Assessment for Kingfisher oil project among affected communities. “The public is further notified that there will be two public hearings Wednesday […]
The oil and gas sector is swamped with complaints relating to compensation rates for crops, structures and land.
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.
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.
“He came back because of oil. When he heard about the refinery plan, he returned to get the compensation money.”
The heated debate at last week’s public dialogue in Kampala to discuss the progress of compensation efforts in the proposed refinery area in Hoima District has shown that the process remains contentious, as government continues to disagree with disgruntled residents, backed by some civil society organisations.