Tilenga PAPs get resettlement houses in Buliisa

More than 105 Tilenga oil Project Affected Persons (PAPs) in Buliisa District have today (Monday), June 12, 2023, received their resettlement houses, land titles and agricultural equipment in that part of Mid-Western Uganda.

The beneficiaries are people who were displaced during land identification for the construction of the Tilenga oil project facilities and associated projects in Buliisa.

The houses designed to last for at least 25 years, are part of the planned 205 to be built on pieces of land chosen by the PAPs themselves, according to the Director of Social Performance at TotalEnegies, Ms Joy Muballe.

The houses have two to four bedrooms depending on the original structure, a sitting room, a veranda, an outside kitchen and a solar-powered system. A rain water harvest water tank with a capacity of 5,000 litres and a Ventilated Improved Pit Latrine have been provided for every unit.

Handing over the houses, Uganda’s Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Dr Ruth Nankabirwa, said as the government exploits the country’s resources to better the financial status of the citizens, it is committed to ensuring that the environment is protected.