More than 7,000 people were relocated from the villages in Kabaale, Buseruka sub-county, Hoima district where the government acquired a 29-square kilometre piece of land to pave way for the construction of an oil refinery, and resettled in Kyakaboga.
were relocated by the government to pave way for the construction of an oil refinery in the 13 villages of Kabaale Parish in Hoima
district are demanding Vocational training to
enable them to work in the oil and gas industry.
More than 7,000
people were relocated from the villages in Kabaale, Buseruka sub-county, Hoima district where the government acquired a 29-square kilometre piece of land to pave way for the construction of an oil refinery, and resettled in Kyakaboga.
The group now wants the government to establish
a vocational school in their new settlement. During their
relocation, the government promised to avail them with vocational skills to enable
them to earn a living, a commitment that has not been implemented to date.
affected persons are faulting the government for neglecting them. Saddam
Tekakwo, the Chairperson of Kyakaboga Resettlement village says they need a vocational school in the area to enable their children to attain the necessary skills to work in the
oil and gas sector.
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Tumwebaze, a learner who dropped out of school before completing his O'level after the relocation says many of his colleagues are losing hope after waiting for education services in vain.
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Shabahulira, another resident says that although many of them would want to acquire vocational training in the oil and gas sector,
they have been left behind contrary to commitments in the Resettlement Action Plan, in which the government listed vocational training school as one of the facilities that were to be set up at the current site.
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Ochokdhoga, another resident says that the government ought to give them priority especially in the area of skills acquisition so that they can work in the sector.
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Elungat, the Coordinator Oil and Gas in the Energy Ministry says that although the government had planned to have a vocational training school as part of the Resettlement Action Plan-RAP, it met obstacles along the way. He says they
are now engaging key government institutions undertaking Oil and gas training
to have some of the Project Affected Persons(PAPs) enrolled for Vocational