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Land acquisition for public infrastructure biggest handicap to speedy project execution

Long and drawn out compensation battles with land owners where proposed public infrastructure is planned to pass, is one of the biggest handicaps that has caused delays in execution of government projects in the country, Uganda’s Minister of Works & Transport, Monica Azuba Ntege has said.

On average it takes 2 years for land compensation disputes to be resolved, a process that has been wrought with corruption, ballooned compensation claims and stubborn land owners conniving with lawyers to delay works in a bid to attract hefty compensation.

Former Minister Fred Omach new head of UNRA Board

Fred Jachan Omach the former State Minister of Finance (General Duties) has been sworn in as the new Chairman of the board of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) with calls to his board to ensure  corruption is stamped out of the roads agency, value for money on government investment on roads is realized and that internal capacity to build roads is built.

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