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Ugandan Families Left in Limbo as Oil Project Earmarks Land

Ugandan Families Left in Limbo as Oil Project Earmarks Land

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Farmers say the long-delayed project has put limits on how they can use their land and failed to pay promised compensation Two years ago, surveyors came to measure a swathe of land cutting through the Bitamale family’s homestead in western Uganda. The family was not sure whether the land acquisition in their village in Buliisa district was for a road or a pipeline, but they knew it was connected to a multibillion-dollar oil project coming to the low plain beside Lake Albert. “The surveyors told us we shouldn’t use the land where they passed,” Violet Bitamale told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, indicating an invisible line between a nearby tree and the house of her adult son. But since then, nobody has come to develop the land and the family has received no compensation fo...
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