George William Telebajo, another resident says the project took advantage of the poverty in Buvuma to trick them into selling their land cheaply. He notes that several residents have ended up in jail for stealing food while others are now sleeping in wooden cubical at landing sites.
Wilson Sserunjogi, the VODP Focal Person in Buvuma District notes that they have started setting up a nursery bed and expect to be ready by March next year. He says they intend to start with about 36, 000 seedlings from Benin to benefit the out growers.
Gerald Epai, the Coordinator Vegetable Oil Development Project-VODP Buvuma District, says they have faced a number of challenges, which they are almost settling as they wait for the contractor to complete the out grower’s office building for project activities to officially commence.