Implementation of a Resettlement Action Plan for the acquisition of Land for the Oil Refinery

Implementation of a Resettlement Action Plan for the acquisition of Land for the Oil Refinery

Strategic Friends International has completed the first contract for the implementation of a Resettlement Action Plan for the acquisition of Land for the Oil Refinery in Kabaale, Buseruka, Hoima District (29 Square Kilometres). To date, all PAPs (apart from 15 whose are absent out of a total number of 2681) who opted for cash compensation have been compensated and all the 73 PAPs who opted for resettlement have been resettled and currently benefiting from the livelihood restoration programmes developed by Strategic Friends International.

The refinery land acquisition Project Affected Persons have left the land at will without being issued  vacation notices and consequently, preliminary developments paving way for the establishment of the refinery like the construction of the international airport and service roads are already underway (see pictures below). It should be noted that this is the first resettlement action plan of this magnitude to be executed in Uganda involving displacement of many Project Affected Persons (7118) and having over 99.8% of Property owners who opted for cash compensation consent and sign for their cash compensation and have all PAPs who opted for relocation shift to a new site at will.

part of the acquired land being graded for the construction of the airport. And picture 11 below, road networks being constructed within the refinery land.

Part of the acquired land being graded for the construction of the airport. And picture 11 below, road networks being constructed within the refinery land.