Uganda: Nebbi residents get oil money

US Dollar20 January 2014, Kampala – The oil exploration firm Total E&P has compensated Nebbi residents for land trampled on during exploration activities.

Residents, including those in Nyamutagana A village in Panyimur sub-county, got Shs 3m per acre plus Shs 250,000 per month in rent, with a 40 per cent increment every passing year.

Residents said their crops were destroyed in November 2012, as Total explored for oil at Omuka drill pad.

They accepted compensation after meeting the chief government valuer last November. Christopher Ocowun, the Total E&P area spokesperson, said the delay in payment was due to disagreements over compensation rates.


– The Observer

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