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Members of civil society meeting with the COSACE committee

CSOs call for end of secrecy in oil deals in a petition to parliament

A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working in the areas of Oil Governance and Transparency have implored government to end to secrecy in the oil sub sector.

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CSOs Launch Albertine Region Land Platform

Civil Society Organizations working on land issues in the oil rich region have launched a sharing platform dubbed the Albertine Region Land Platform (ARLP) to devise mechanisms to curb the rampant land disputes in the region.

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A section of the displaced residents at a recent meeting in the camp. (Photo: Courtesy Global Rights Alert)

Rwamutonga Evictees Return On Land After Two Years Of Displacement

The evicted Rwamutonga residents have returned to land from which they were evicted two years ago, Oil in Uganda has established.

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Government Officials Divided Over Tullow’s Farm-Down

Ministry of Energy argues that the farm-down creates monopoly in the Albertine Graben Officials in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) are in contention on whether Tullow Oil Plc’s farm-down to Total E&P Uganda should be approved,

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the launch of African Gold Refinery Limited in Entebbe on Monday

Museveni Commissions East Africa’s First Gold Refinery

President Yoweri Museveni on Monday commissioned African Gold Refinery Limited; the first State of the Art refinery in Uganda and East Africa region. The facility, located in Entebbe, Wakiso District is 45 kilometres from Kampala and estimated to be worth $20m (about 72 billion Shillings)

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Petroleum Fund, Stabilisation Fund, Sovereign Wealth Fund

A fund, separate from government’s general budget, which receives part or all of the revenues from natural resources.  Norway, Chile and some oil producing countries in the Middle East have created such funds.   The money is invested, rather than spent, so that future generations will also have the opportunity to benefit from the present harvesting of natural resources.  Saving some of the revenues for future use also helps to reduce the risk of ‘Dutch Disease.’

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