Land acquisition is now a night mare- energy minister


By Ronald Kabuye
The minister for energy and mineral development Eng. Irene Muloni has emphasised the need to harmonise and find a lasting mechanism on resolving land disputes and ease land acquisition where government projects are meant to pass.
In her closing remarks in the two day ministry of energy and mineral development 7th joint sector review 2017 held under the theme energy and mineral resources for employment creation, value addition, industrialisation and local content development, Muloni said that securing land for government projects has apparently turned out to be a night mare since the land owners hike the prices which in the end  delay the projects which highly costs government.
She thus appealed to all stakeholders to support government’s plan to amend the land law and Ugandans to appreciate that the projects are done in the spirit of benefiting them.
She further urged investors to invest in the country since peace and stability is a sure deal.
In the meeting a number of undertakings were agreed on including a master plan for the sub sector, human resource capacity building, retention, recruitment and institutional development, evaluation of data management system, reduction of distribution losses up to 15%, preparation of the energy efficiency strategy and plan, promotion and development of renewable energy  like nuclear, wind, Pico hydro resources and solar amongst other things.
Muloni gave an assurance to the stakeholders that sector is going to prioritise their undertakings during the next national budget cycle that’s 2018/19.


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