TOTALENERGIES EP UGANDA COMMENCES RELOCATION OF RAP 2-5 PAPs
Friday, 5th July 2022: TotalEnergies EP Uganda (TEPU) has commenced the relocation of Project Affected Persons (PAPs) in Buliisa District under the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) 2-5, following on from the previous relocation of PAPs under RAP 1 in 2021.
The exercise which started on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 has seen 17 PAPs households out of 31 relocated and covers PAPs living in Karanwango, Kirama, Kakindo, Uduk, Avogera, Buhirigi, Ndaragi, Nyapeya, Kasinyi and Kijumbya villages. The first phase of the relocation exercise focuses on 31 Primary Residents (PR) whose houses were directly impacted by the project.
The respective land titles are being processed and will be handed over to them at an official ceremony soon.
PAPs REACT TO THEIR NEW HOUSES
“I am very grateful for this beautiful house and as you can see the joy of my wife and children, we want to thank TotalEnergies EP Uganda,” said Rogers, one of the PRs, as he expressed gratitude to TotalEnergies EP Uganda.
“I never believed that I could own a house this beautiful, but God has made it possible. I want to thank TotalEnergies EP Uganda for making my dream come true.” Finais, another PAP from Avogera Village.
The houses come with a minimum of two bedrooms, and four bedrooms at most, in addition to a sitting room. They are fitted with a modern-day kitchen, solar electricity, a Ventilated Improved Pit Latrine (VIP) and a water tank for household use.
The general relocation exercise covers households affected by different components of the project as follows; RAP 2 – flow lines and water abstraction, RAP 3 – well pads, RAP 4 – feeder pipeline and RAP 5 – access roads, building on from RAP 1 – Industrial Area that was completed in 2021.
UGANDAN COMPANIES UNDERTAKING THE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM
Teltec Investments Ltd, a Ugandan company is overseeing the relocation exercise together with ATX, the construction firm that built the houses. They are also providing orientation and psycho-social support to enable the relocated families to the facilities in their new houses.