UNRA begins compensating residents, ahead of the construction of Kabale-Buyonyi-Kakooko tourism road.Tobias Habasa
Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has started display of evaluation report for the 15.1 kilometer-Kabale-Buyonyi-Kakooko tourism road, ahead of the start of the compensation process, for the project affected people.
The UNRA team, who met with the Kabale Resident district commissioner, Darius Nandinda in his office today, a head of the start of the two week display exercise, are led by Allan Tonny Kimera, a land valuer attached to Kabale district and the Repher Akamanya, a land surveyor.
Kimera, notes that the display of compensation report, follows a data collection activity, which was collected between March and May 2021, and was approved by the government chief valuer on 21st May 2021. He adds that the display of the report, which begins tomorrow, Wednesday 25th August, involves residents, whose property will be affected by the road construction works, consenting to value attached to their property and signing a consent notes, before the ministry of Finance starts to compensation. The compensation is expected to start with immediate effect and end in December 2021, after which the affected residents will be given six months to vacate. Bidding for contractors will be closed 23rd September 2021.
The RDC, Nandinda, called on affected residents, to cooperate with the UNRA officials, so that the construction works are not delayed. He expressed happiness at the oncoming construction of the road, which he said will help to boost tourism in the district.
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Patrick Tumwijukye, who is a community liaison officer in charge of the project, said that the locals are ready to comply with the outcomes of the surveyors’ report so as to allow the construction works to kick start immediately.