UNRA Explains Masindi–Biiso Road Compensation Suspension

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In short
According to Kirungi, Mate contends that UNRA is compensating wrong people, arguing that it shouldnt compensate them for the land but only pay them for the development on the land.

Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has explained why it halted compensation along the 54kilometer Masindi - Biiso road stretch.
 

The UNRA Client Care Officer, Maria Immaculate Kirungi, says the compensation was moving on well until Walter Edward Mate, one of the projected affected persons wrote to UNRA to halt the process.

 
She says there are around 250 people on the contested land in form of plots along the road in Bwinamira 1, 2 and 3 villages in Budongo Sub County.

 
According to Kirungi, Mate contends that UNRA is compensating wrong people, arguing that it shouldn't compensate them for the land but only pay them for the development on the land.

 
Kirungi says following the complaints by Mate, they decided to halt the compensation.


Luganda Audio
 

//Cue In: Ffe nga UNRA
Cue Out: …..Mutuufu,"//
 
She warned residents against interfering with government, saying they are beneficial to everybody.
 
//Cue In: "UNRA….
Cue Out:…….Nguudo,"//




Last week, residents of Bwinamira 1, 2 and 3 stormed Masindi district headquarters seeking the intervention of the authorities to ensure UNRA pays them their money.
 

They argued that they occupied the contested land for more than twenty years and have never seen anyone claiming its ownership. 


Biiso - Masindi road is one of the ten roads critical to the oil industry, which is lined up for upgrading.