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Parliament will have no control over oil funds, say MPs

Former Finance Minister and Senior Presidential Advisor on Finance and Planning, Ezra Suruma, has criticized the Public Finance Management Bill for vesting too much power in the office of the Minister for Finance.

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Youth MP Gerald Karuhanga at the conference

“We are losing out”

Local contractors have accused the international oil companies operating in Uganda of denying them contracts, claiming they are not qualified.

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Luteganda Erinya at the construction site of a new  police station. He says that the

Oil road unlocks opportunities for Kingfisher residents

Residents of Kyangwali sub-county in Hoima district are thrilled at what may be the single most important benefit they will ever get from oil: a new road that will link them to the Lake Albert shores in the oil-rich Buhuka parish, saving them from a torturous back-breaking escarpment.

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Geoffrey Gokaka (L), Immaculate Namuleme, Kato Tonny Magembe and French Ambassador  H.E Sophy Makame

Total awards more oil scholarships

Total E&P Uganda in partnership with the French Government have given three Ugandans scholarships to study engineering and management in France starting this month.

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Stella's house

Refinery residents build new homes with compensation money

Barely a year since the government began compensating property owners in the proposed refinery area, positive stories are already emerging from some of the residents who have put their money to good use.

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Official Development Assistance

This is the technical term for foreign aid, including both loans and grants. The Development Assistance Committee of the OECD (Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development) defines what is allowed to count as aid, and gathers data on total aid flows, which it publishes on its website.

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