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Agriculture minister pleads with Buvuma residents to embrace palm oil project

FILE PHOTO: Minister Sempijja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has asked Buvuma district residents to support the proposed palm oil project by providing the necessary land.

Ssempijja made the appeal during his two day visit to Buvuma district. He was taken around the 5000 hectares of land that have so far been secured for the project and where the nursery bed will be established.

Ssempijja also toured the communities around the area for the proposed project and asked them to embrace it by providing more land. He explained that once operational, the project will bring jobs, schools, hospitals and good roads in Buvuma district to spur development.

Ssempijja asked those who were compensated for the project land to vacate, saying they are delaying its start.

The Project Manager, Connie Masaba, said the project is expected to start by the end of this year.

Robert Migadde, the Buvuma County Member of Parliament expressed concern about the delayed compensation of some of the Project Affected Persons-PAPs.

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