Compensation cash is enough, says UNRA
Posted Monday, January 7 2013 at 02:00
There are allegations that there is not enough money for compensation.
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) says enough money has been allocated to compensate people who would be displaced by the construction of the planned 51.4-kilometre Kampala – Entebbe Super Highway.
This comes after it was reported in the media recently that while Shs100 billion is required to fully compensate the people whose properties are in the road plan, the government has only Shs29 billion.
In a telephone interview with Daily Monitor last week, Mr Dan Alinange, the head of corporate communications at UNRA, said the compensation process is planned to take three years and the government will allocate a particular percentage for each financial year.
“This financial year, the government allocated Shs29 billion for compensation. But compensation will go on for three financial years. Next year, we shall be allocated more money and the other year.
At the end we estimate an average allocation per year of at least 30 billion which will make the Shs100 billion required altogether,” Mr Alinange said.
He added: “Work has actually started in areas of Kyengera and Kabojja. We have already allocated 6 kilometres to the contractor and the team is there already. In fact, we are delaying the contractor as the compensation is taking longer than we expected.
However, we aim at being able to allocate 20 kilometres to the contractor by June this year.”