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EACOP victims struggle to rebuild livelihoods despite compensation

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite receiving monetary compensation for properties affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) route in Lwengo and Kyotera districts, some affected individuals are expressing regret over the project’s impact on their livelihoods. Teddy Nakintu, 79, from Nnanywa A village, Ndagwe sub-county in …

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Railway works progress despite encroachers demanding compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rehabilitation of the Kampala-Mukono rail line is progressing according to timelines, despite the refusal by some individuals to vacate the line’s reserve. Currently, the exercise for the removal of the old line has reached the Banda area towards Kireka. The Uganda Railways Corporation insists that …

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Teso war victims persist in pursuit of justice

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Amidst the glimmer of hope and unwavering determination, the Teso war victims continue to resolutely fight for their rights to property ownership and protection. Since 2006, these claimants have been seeking justice through the legal system, sacrificing their hard-earned resources for transportation, meals, accommodation, …

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Court awards UGX 68Bn compensation to families in Lango

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Lira has awarded 68 billion Shillings in compensation to more than 5,000 families after the government set up an Internally Displaced People’s (IDPs) camp on their land. In 2016, the families acting under their umbrella Lango Camp Host Association (LACHA) filed …

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Family demands UGX 50M over illegal road opening

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A family in Arua city central division is demanding compensation of Shillings 50 million or else they drag the city authorities to court for illegally opening a road through their land. Through Buga and Company Advocates, the family of Hajji Muhamad Rizigala accuses the Arua City …

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LRA victims protest delayed compensation

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,000 members of West Nile Kony War Victims group have again protested the delays by the government to pay their compensation even after speaking to President Museveni on June 20, 2022. Between 1988 and 1999, over 1,000 businessmen and women from West Nile suffered …

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