Rukungiri water Project: Kahengye residents fury over non-compensation

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As the 12 billion world bank funded Kahengye water project almost comes to an end, a section of residents from  kahengye village  whose property was destroyed during the construction process have today staged a peaceful demonstration at Rukungiri district headquarters to meet Rukungiri district resident commissioner Dan Kaguta for the compensation of their property.

Angry residents who were carrying placard with writings asking for justice, stormed Rukungiri district resident district commissioner office claiming that their property that include land and plantations that were destroyed during the construction of kahengye water project were not compensated hence wanted him to resolve their concerns.

Dan Kaguta,  the resident district commissioner Rukungiri consoled them that all their names exist on the compensation list that the governments is going to compensate and confirmed to them that before the end of December all those whose property was destroyed during the construction and their names exist on the compensation list will receive their compensation money.

He also affirmed that he is going to first visit all the property they claim that was destroyed before compensation.

Engineer Herbert Nuwamanya,  the projects officer in the ministry of water confirmed that the government chief valuer visited the affected people last week and compensating them will start in December this year.

The Shs44b World Bank and government funded water project kicked off in July 2016 and was undertaken by an Indian firm, Technofab Engineering Services.

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