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OPM Unveils Bududa Resettlement Plan :: Uganda Radionetwork
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OPM Unveils Bududa Resettlement Plan

He explained that the construction will be done in three phases with each phase delivering 300 houses as one unit in four months. The total duration of construction works is estimated to last up to 20 months.
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The Office of the Prime Minister-OPM has unveiled the resettlement plan for the Bududa mudslide victims. 

The Commissioner for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness in the Office of Prime Minister, Martin Owor unveiled the plan in a consultative meeting between the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Members of Parliament and local leaders from Bugisu and Sebei Sub regions at Mt. Elgon Hotel in Mbale town.

According to the plan, the mudslide victims will be resettled on plot 94 located on Moroto road in Bulambuli district, which has 270 acres. The OPM will erect 250 houses on this land. The others are Plot 157 measuring 918 acres of land with 650 households and plot 195 that has 1688 acres.

According to Owori, the UPDF, Police and Prisons Engineering departments will undertake the constructions works.

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He explained that the construction will be done in three phases with each phase delivering 300 houses as one unit in four months. The total duration of construction works is estimated to last up to 20 months.

Owori also revealed that tractors will be hired to plough the land for the mudslide victims, adding that government will also provide them with agricultural inputs like cassava cuttings, maize and maize seeds and sweet potato vines as a way of ensuring food security.

He also disclosed that Uganda Police Force and other security agencies will provide security throughout the resettlement process.  The Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda said the idea and the plan the government has to resettle the victims starts effective immediately.  

He attributed the delayed resettlement of the disaster victims to differing opinions among local leaders in Bugisu sub region.  He urged all those involved in the relocation to ensure past mistakes seen in the previous resettlement are not repeated.

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