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Oil case flops as Judge goes on leave

Justice Eva Luswata

On Mar.06, hearing of a case in which government is accused of acquiring 29.34 square kilometers of land in Kabaale village in Hoima district to build an oil refinery without compensating them adequately flopped after the presiding Justice Eva Luswata of the land division failed to appear.

The lawyer representing the 89 allegedly displaced people were informed that the case has been rescheduled to a date yet to be confirmed as the judge is away on annual leave.

The aggrieved argue that government has since 2012 deprived them from fully utilizing their property after the Resettlement Action Plan Report pronounced that any development on the affected land after June 01, 2012 would not be redeemed.

However, earlier government efforts to resettle them failed as they said the land purchased was not suitable for settlement.

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