Fresh land wrangle threatens proposed Kampala oil terminal in Uganda

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.

Source: Independent

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