David Livingstone Amone, the Production and Engineering Minister Acholi cultural institution, says their vision is to rebuild effective production systems that were destroyed by the two decade-long insurgency by the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA rebels.
According to the Environment and Social Impact Assessment Report (ESIA) of the project, some of the affected persons will temporarily or permanently lose their land to the development. The report notes that compensation of the affected persons will cause controversies as speculators dive in to cash in on oil money.
In 2016, the Kingdom leased out 22 square mile piece of land adjacent to Bugoma central forest reserve situated in Nsozi village, Kyangwali sub county, Kikuube district to Hoima Sugar to aid sugar cane growing.
An analysis of data collected during the season indicates that water levels in the major lakes in the basin - Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Tana and Nasser in the basin increased due to rise in the amount of precipitation.