The interim report of the Catherine Bamugemereire Commission reportedly recommended that district Land Boards should be disbanded. It also suggested that a Lands Authority is established to take over management of land matters.
Several ministers including that of Finance Matia Kasaijja have been meeting in Buliisa district to convince locals there to accept government compensation rates for land where the Central Processing Facility CPF is to be constructed.
.Oil industry players and environmental activists say failure to put in place a new environmental regulatory regime has exposed the countrys environment to danger. Reports indicate that NEMA is still stuck with a huge stockpile of mud cuttings from the drilling of oil which cannot be disposed off in the absence of disposal guidelines.
The appeal comes barely two months after oil exploration giants Total, CNOOC and Tullow developed Ugandas Albertine Graben land acquisition and resettlement framework bringing the country another step closer to exploiting its vast oil reserves.