Makunza Mihayo Makunza, a 64-year-old resident of Sojo Village in Isugule Ward, Nzega District, has seen his dreams come true thanks to the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. A married man with seven children (four daughters and three sons) and five grandchildren, Makunza’s primary source of livelihood is farming and livestock keeping. He takes care of 17 cows, 18 goats, and over 50 chickens. Additionally, he used to own a mud house which he recently replaced due to its age.
Makunza said: ‘’I’m very thankful to EACOP for the enormous support, I initially thought it was a scam project that wants to grab land and destroy environment, but I can testify that EACOP has changed my life by supporting me to realize my dream”