Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
2% resettled; most uncompensated
The previous owner had sold the land in 2001 to the state of Uganda. Prior to that, he had informed the people having settled there about the upcoming sale and subsequently made offers of compensation. The compensation comprised allocations of new land and free transport to the new land or statutory monetary compensation. Also, a state-approved and chartered land surveyor surveyed the land, and a consulting firm looked into the possible social and ecological impacts of the project.
compensation in the form of land was provided to 102 families. Another 64 families were given monetary compensation because they did not live in the area but did farm land there.
Kaweri itself was at no point involved in the compensation payment negotiations, since these were to take place before the hand-over and furthermore were internal Ugandan affairs.
166 families entitled to compensation accepted compensation and verifiably confirmed this