In 2018, residents of Onekgwok, Teboke, Rwakicaja and Abongokere in Tarogali parish, Ibuje Sub County offered 556 acres of Community land to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to pave way for the implementation of the project.
The construction of a water dam in Ibuje Sub County Apac
district under the Aquaculture Project has failed to take off following the disappearance
of the contractor from the site.
In 2018, residents of Onekgwok, Teboke, Rwakicaja
and Abongokere in Tarogali parish, Ibuje Sub County offered 556 acres of
Community land to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to
pave way for the implementation of the project.
The Ministry then handed over the site of the
proposed Aquaculture Park to Hard Scream Logistic Limited for the construction
works valued at Shillings 40billion that was expected to commence in June 2018.
However, there is nothing on the ground to show for the
project. Cosantino Okao, the LCII Chairperson of Tarogali parish, says that the
project is long overdue.
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Lilly Amolo, a resident of Teboke Village is
worried that the project has delayed to start. She suspects foul play in the project
and calls for the intervention of the line ministries.
Alex Ogota, the
LC III chairperson of Ibuje Sub County, says that the project, which was
intended to improve livelihoods, has left locals without hope.
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Emman Ngabiriano, the Apac Resident District Commissioner,
says that they are following up on the matter.
Joyce Ikwaput Nyeko, the acting
commissioner of aquaculture management and development, said the ministry is still
sorting out the issue of compensation before work can commence.
David Russell, the European Union chief technical adviser says that the project
will soon kick off after completion of the issue of compensation.
“EU by its nature gives a lot of money but they demand
accountability for it. I am told they are still sorting out the issue of
compensation,” he said.
The Aquapark project will comprise fish farming targeting
to employ over 3,000 locals, according to the project design.