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Byline: Barbara Nambozo
THE Government is seeking sh31.3b to compensate persons in the gazetted Kenya-Uganda oil pipeline corridor.
The energy and mineral development state minister, Peter Lokeris, said the project had stalled for a number of years due to lack of funds to compensate the affected people.
Appearing before the natural resources committee of Parliament yesterday, Lokeris said constructing the pipeline was needed to transport refined oil products into Uganda and neighbouring countries as a medium-term strategy.
He asked Parliament to allocate sh31.3b in the 2011/2012 budget as compensation to the landowners in the corridor.