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Ngwedo sub-county leaders voting on a compensation process for their properties during oil developments

Buliisa leaders want audience with President Museveni over oil impacts

  Buliisa district leaders resolved to seek audience with President Museveni to share their concerns regarding the oil and gas development impacts in their midst. They also want to lay strategies of reaping more benefits from the ongoing oil and gas developments. During a district

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Stephen Mukitale, Member of Parliament Buliisa District.

Buliisa residents demand affirmative action on land and property ownership

Residents of the oil-rich Buliisa district have petitioned Government to implement for them an affirmative action programme intended to protect their land rights. During the different dialogues organized across seven sub-counties and one town council, with support from ActionAid Uganda,

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Youth urge government to train them for the oil sector instead of sidelining them

Communique by GPFOG calling on government to improve national content

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President Yoweri Museveni. Photo from Galaxy FM 100.2

Museveni urges private sector to train technicians for oil and gas sector

  The President hints on the possibility of hiring technicians from neighbouring countries, in case Ugandans are not ready.  Government will not hesitate to hire or import oil and gas technicians from neighbouring oil producing countries, in case Ugandans are not ready, President

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A nugget of gold obtained in Mubende using mercury. Photo by Josephine Nnabaale

Uganda works to phase out mercury usage

The maiden Conference of Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury took place in Geneva on September 24-29. The Convention is an international legal instrument or Treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury

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Rents, rent-seeking

Economic “rents” are profits which are higher than would be expected in a situation of theoretically perfect competition.   (For example, if a company or government has a monopoly over a particular resource, they can command a higher price for it.) “Rent-seeking” describes the behaviour of individuals and businesses who try to get special rights over the resource, rather than adding value to it or creating new wealth.  (That is, investing in getting a bigger slice of the cake rather than doing anything to make the cake bigger.)

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