Implementation of resettlement action plan for infrastructure projects management: Case of Kampala institutional infrastructural development project
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This study set out to assess the implementation of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for infrastructural projects management in Kampala with a purpose of finding appropriate ways to effectively manage and promote the progress of the Kampala Institutional Infrastructural Development Project (KIID-2). The study specific research objectives were: to examine the role of resettlement action plan in the implementation of infrastructural projects; to examine the factors affecting resettlement action plan; to analyze the extent to which RAP affects the effective implementation of infrastructure projects in Kampala. The study is informed with demand for infrastructure in KCCA due to growth in trade, urbanization and growing expectations for restoration of livelihood which makes implementation of RAP indispensable. The study adopted a descriptive survey design with both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The questionnaire- and interview guide were the major data collection instruments. Quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS version 20 to generate descriptive statistics while qualitative data was analyzed using developed themes related to the objectives of the study. The major findings show that the role of RAP were negotiations and consultations with project affected people, regular communications concerning resettlement like dates of compensating PAP and cut-off dates, fair compensation, management of grievances, and minimization of social disputes supported with national legislation including the Constitution of Uganda (1995) as amended, and The Land Act (1998) as amended. The factors enabling effective implementation of RAP include regular sensitization of project affected people, timely engagement of stakeholders, agreeing on value of land and other properties of PAP‟s, resources to sustain PAP in the new environments being resettled. The factors were, the land Act especially the fight between landlord and the tenants, interference by politician, absentee Landlord, delays in settlement of grievance and unworthy compensations. Therefore, to a greater extent RAP with coefficient beta (r=0.644, p value =0.000, Adjusted R Square = 0.391) positively influence the effective implementation of infrastructure project. The study recommends that RAP should sensitize project affected community, avail resources, agreeing on value of land and other properties of PAP‟s, following laws and giving adequate xii attention to all life dimensions to restore livelihood of people affected with the project after being resettled.