By Stuart Bogere
Total E&P Uganda has today handed over resettlement houses and titles to 29 Project Affected Persons (PAPs) in Ngwedo Sub County, Buliisa District as part of the Tilenga Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) 1 implementation.
The resettlement housing project which cost over USD 1 Million is located on resettlement plots selected by the respective primary residents whose land was identified for the construction of the Tilenga Central Processing Facility and its associated infrastructure (Industrial Area) under RAP 1.
Accordingly, the primary residents are being provided with titles, relocation assistance as well as facilitated in the acclimatization process through livelihood restoration programmes, transitional and psycho-social support.
The launch ceremony was attended by Mr. Longino Bahebwa, Resident District Commissioner, Buliisa District who was the Chief Guest; Mr Simon Kinene, LC 5 Buliisa District, Petroleum Authority of Uganda, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development among others.
The leaders commended the company for fulfilling their obligations towards the Project Affected Persons and the continued support offered to them during the land acquisition process.
Total E&P Uganda began operations in the Lake Albert region districts of Buliisa and Nwoya (now the Tilenga project) in February 2012. It operates along the entire energy value chain, from exploration and production to delivery to end users.