Breaking

Moyo District Tasked to Expedite EIA on Lama Refugee Land

In May, the Refugee Desk Officer Titus Jogo revealed that refugees would be resettled at Lama in Moyo Sub-County by June 1st after Moyo lost the rights over refugees in Palorinya to Obongi.
Moyo district Leaders and UNHCR officials during the Assessment meeting.

Audio 4

Moyo District Local Government has been tasked to conduct a mini Environmental Impact Assessment on land in Lama, where refugees will be settled.

In May, the Refugee Desk Officer Titus Jogo revealed that refugees would be resettled at Lama in Moyo Sub-County by June 1st after Moyo lost the rights over refugees in Palorinya to Obongi.

Speaking on Friday during a follow-up meeting on clearance of Lama for refugee settlement, Jogo disclosed that the settlement could not be opened that time because there was no Environmental Impact Assessment report on the land.

Jogo emphasizes that Environmental Assessment Impact report is very critical for refugee operations. 

 //Cue in The environmental….

Cue out: for our operation//

Jogo asked the District Local Government to expedite the Impact Assessment.

Martina Azireyo, the Secretary for Gender, Community Based Services and Refugee Affairs said ownership of the land in question and negative attitude of some residents to co-exist with refugees require further sensitization.  

//Cue in There were a number ….

Cue out: very productive//

The Head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees sub-office in Moyo District Theresa Ongaro applauded Moyo District for continuing to offer land to settle the refugees.  

//Cue in The gesture of ….

Cue out: can move forward// 

 Lama Refugee settlement is expected to become operational in September 2019.

Images 1

Keywords