Oil Refinery PAPs Quitting Kyakaboga Resettlement Area

Residents living in Kyakaboga resettlement area, Buseruka sub-county in Hoima district, are abandoning their three-roomed houses constructed by government.

Government constructed 46 houses for families who opted for resettlement to pave way for the proposed oil refinery in Kabaale parish, Buseruka sub-county, Hoima.

But the residents are reported to have started constructing temporal houses in the neighboring village. This was discovered during a visit by Hoima district natural resources committee to the oil refinery affected residents in the area.

Innocent Tumwebaze, the chairperson of the affected residents reports that over eight families have abandoned the newly constructed houses due to sanitation related issues.

Julius Ochokdhogu, a father of five children says he decided to shift into a new home because of the limited house capacity to accommodate his family.

He says the house requires high sanitation standards yet there is limited water access, no lights among other issues.

Geoffrey Komakech, the area district councilor who is also the district secretary for production and natural resources says they are to write to the energy ministry to seek for redress of the community concerns.

Last modified onTuesday, 23 October 2018 22:42

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