Strategic Friends International is currently developing a resettlement action plan for acquisition of land for the petroleum products pipeline from Hoima to Kampala that is adhering to World Bank safeguard policies on ressettlements. This is going to be part of the corridor that will connect all the countries in the great lakes region. The pipeline is affecting different ethnicities and decentralized settings.
Part of the activities being conducted includes identification of relocation sites, project management and developing tools for implementation and evaluation, training of Project Affected Persons in financial management, modern agriculture and business enterprises, developing an environmental impact assessment in conformity with climate adaptation and mitigation, development and implementation of gender sensitive community livelihood restoration programmes, designing relocation houses (for those who chose the option of relocation) and support infrastructure such as schools, Health Centres Service Roads, Churches and Mosques and supervising respective constructions. It is clear that the experience gained from the assignment can be replicated in this proposed consultancy
The consultant has also concluded a social economic baseline survey that has informed the nature and framework of the Resettlement Action Plan for the Corridor, including the rich picture of implementation direction.
The consultant is also concluding valuation of affected properties along the corridor using rates that have been developed by respective district land boards and approved by the chief government valuer