Civil Society Organisations and individuals in Uganda stop government from compulsorily taking citizens' land for oil & gas industry

Civil Society Organisations and individuals in Uganda stop government from compulsorily taking citizens' land for oil & gas industry investments without prior payment of compensation and resettlement of oil-project-affected persons.

This was achieved through a Court Ruling. We hope this ruling will also provide an opportunity to correct an anomaly in the Petroleum Exploration and Production Act 2013 that does not allow people to make claims for land damaged or encroached upon by oil industry operations, including spillage, except for crops, animals and infrastructure that might be on such a land. Read more

 

Source: New vision

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