Oyam women stranded with babies fathered by Chinese

A woman holds her granddaughter who was fathered by a Chinese national working at Karuma hydropower dam. PHOTO BY TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY

What you need to know:

  • Mr Simon Kasyate, the UEGCL corporate affairs manager, said petitioning Sino hydro Power Company over the fate of fatherless children may not yield fruits.
    The Kamdini Sub-county LC3 chairperson, Mr Sam Ogwang Alunyu, says they have documented a total of 20 children in the sub-county that were fathered by Chinese employees at Karuma hydro power project.
  • Dr Richard Nam, the Lango Cultural foundation premier, says they are planning to negotiate with the management of Sinohydro Construction Company on how the women can be supported.

KIRYANDONGO/OYAM. Several women in Oyam District are struggling to raise children sired by Chinese nationals after the fathers abandoned them.
The Chinese nationals, who fathered the children, are employees of Sinohydro Construction Company that is constructing Karuma hydropower dam.
Work on the Shs2.2 billion hydropower plant started in 2013.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

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