Abudulhakim Kalinaki the UNRA Manager Land Survey said out of 635 Project Affected Persons (PAPs), 570 have been paid totaling to 89.3% compensated. He said this while addressing the media on the progress of compensation and works of the Kashenyi-Mitooma and Kitabi Seminary Access road yesterday. “We have acquired about 5 acres out of 59 acres acquired along the entire stretch”, Kalinaki said.
Philip Kitimba the Project Manager said the contractor is about to start pavement layers along the project. He added that time was lost between the date when UNRA issued a commencement order to the day when works commenced due to compensation. “The project is currently at 27% physical works progress and we hope the contractor to complete works by August 2018, Kitimba said.
Nabboth Mugumya one of the project persons said there has been some challenges of delayed payment, family conflict among others which UNRA has always addressed.“Client Care and Land Acquisition team are always there to address a number of challenges,” Mugumya said. He thanked UNRA for always responding to their complaints whenever called upon. The total length of the project is 12.32 km (Kashenyi – Mitooma -11.52km and Kitabi Seminary Access -0.8km)