The planned construction of the Kampala Oil Terminal has suffered a setback as a result of a fresh land conflict pitting the government against one Gideon Kabuye Kirumira.
The land, measuring 299 acres in Kiringente Sub County, Mpigi district, was identified in 2007 as a strategic location for storage of petroleum products. The terminal is also expected to hold products of the proposed Kenya – Uganda – Rwanda Petroleum Pipeline.
However, the said land had two certificates of title issued by the Land Registry. One was a Mailo title Block 107 Plot 3 owned by Mulowooza and Brothers Limited and another, a freehold certificate of title FRV 29 Folio 4 owned by N. Shah and Company Limited, a company owned by Indians.
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Eng. Irene Muloni observes that the ministry has encountered a number of individuals who claim ownership of the land earmarked for major projects under the oil and gas sector. However, she notes that since there is a clear land management system the issue will be resolved.