Dispute over land allocation for Moroto cement plant

Dispute over land allocation for Moroto cement plant
17 January 2019

The Moroto District local government in Uganda has offered more than 228.1ha of land for a cement factory to be built. However, local residents dispute the amount of land that the council owns.

The decision to allocate the land to Uganda Development Cooperation-UDC and its partners, TSAVO Engineers and Savanna Mines, was reached during the district council meeting held in November 2018. The Ugandan Radio Network (URN) has discovered records to indicate that the district owns only 89.43ha of the land but has instead taken 228.1ha for the project.

CemNet reported that Hima Cement was reported to be exploring the limestone reserves in Moroto in January 2017 with the intention of securing the mining lease in 2018.

The establishment of the cement factories has been one of the major concerns by all stakeholders in Karamoja sub region of Uganda. On different occasions, President Museveni has promised to have factories set up in the region.

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