DISCLOSURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) FOR KABUYANDA IRRIGATION SCHEME IN ISINGIRO DISTRICT

DISCLOSURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) FOR KABUYANDA IRRIGATION SCHEME IN ISINGIRO DISTRICT

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) with support from the World Bank is preparing the Irrigation for Climate Resilience Project (ICRP). The project objectives are to develop irrigation, drainage infrastructure and services, institutional capacity in irrigated agricultural production in the project areas that include Kabuyanda in Isingiro District. The project will contribute to improvement of farm incomes, rural livelihoods, food security, climate resilience, sustainable natural resources management in the proposed areas of Kabuyanda in Isingiro District.

The  project consists of a dam and an irrigation scheme, the dam will be (earth-fill, 33 metres high with a reservoir storage capacity of 8.8 MCM, draining an area of about 90 km2), and will be located approximately 5 km north-west of Kabuyanda Town within the Rwoho Central Forest Reserve (CFR) under the  management of National Forestry Authority (NFA).

The project comprises of three components here listed: Component 1 - Irrigation Service Development; Component 2 - Support Services for Agricultural Production and Value-chain Development; Component 3 - Institutional Strengthening and Implementation Support.

The Ministry together with the World Bank have revised and updated the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the project to ensure its consistency with Ugandan Policies, Regulations and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards requirements.

As a requirement by the World Bank’s Policy on Access to Information to publicly disclose all safeguard documents, this is to disclose the Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for Kabuyanda Irrigation Scheme to the general Public and Interested Groups. The ESIA report can be accessed on MWE web page or MWE Head Office on  Port Bell Road, Plot21/28 Luzira, P.O BOX 20026,KAMPALA, Tel; 256-4140505942,236359,220734, NEMA HOUSE on Plot 17,19&21 Jinja Road and Isingiro District Local Government Headquarters.