DISCLOSURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) REPORTS FOR MPONDWE BORDER EXPORT ZONE, MPONDWE ONE STOP BORDER POST AND RESETTEMENT ACTION PLAN (RAP) FOR LHUBIRIHA MARKET IN KASESE DISTRICT AND BUNAGANA ONE STOP BORDER POST IN KISORO DISTRICT
The Government of the Republic of Uganda (GoU) through the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) in collaboration with other government agencies with support from the World Bank is implementing the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project (GLTFP). The project aims at facilitating cross-border trade by increasing the capacity of commerce and reducing the costs faced by traders, especially small-scale and women traders, at targeted border points of Mpondwe, Bunagana and Goli. The project also aims at improving regional trade infrastructure and in particular remove both at and behind border constraints to regional trade.
At Mpondwe border, the project will establish a Border Export Zone (BEZ) at the current Lhubiriha market and construct a One Stop Border Post (OSBP). At Bunagana border, the project will construct a One Stop Border Post (OSBP).
The Ministry in consultation with the stakeholders has developed Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for the Mpondwe BEZ, Mpondwe OSBP, Bunagana OSBP and Lhubiriha market Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) to ensure that they are consistent with Uganda’s laws, policies and regulations and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards requirements.
As part of the requirement, the Environmental Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for the Mpondwe BEZ, Mpondwe OSBP, Bunagana OSBP and Lhubiriha market Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) are being disclosed to the general public and interested groups to ensure access to information and transparency.
The ESIA reports can be accessed on MTIC web page or MTIC Head Office on Plot 6/8, Parliamentary Avenue, P.O Box 7103 Kampala.
The Ministry is glad to respond to any inquiries on these disclosure documents through the following contacts:
Tel: +256 414 314 337 /+256 414 314 000