KAMPALA. The ministry of Energy has said it is compiling a list of claimants for compensation for land earmarked for key oil and gas facilities in western Uganda to guard against speculators.
Energy minister Irene Muloni told journalists on Wednesday at the Media Centre that they are studying a list of suspicious claimants demanding huge compensation along areas where the proposed crude oil export pipeline, Greenfield refinery and bulk storage facilities are supposed to be located.
“We are compiling the names of these people and at an appropriate time, I will return here and name them. They are delaying the investment decision yet oil production is expected to start in 2020,” she said.
The minister was outlining her ministry’s performance towards implementing the 2016 NRM campaign manifesto. So far, she said the ministry has extended electricity to all corners of the country except the districts of Moroto, Kabong, Kalangala Islands and Kotido.
She said government has also contracted out the oil pipeline construction to private investors who will take 30 per cent of the oil when it is finally produced while government takes 70 per cent of the revenue. She said government has acquired land in Bulooba for construction of the bulk oil storage facility and is currently looking for investors to set up the facilities.