The site sets out to provide regular, timely and accurate information on the social, economic, governance and environmental dimensions of Uganda’s oil and gas exploration and production. A quarterly print edition excerpts major content of the site, with some additional features.
The purpose of this initiative is to promote transparent, constructive and well-informed public and policy debate, in the belief that this is essential for oil management that is fair, prudent, accountable and beneficial to all Ugandan citizens, including future generations.
The site is editorially independent. Opinions that may be expressed, implicitly or explicitly, in posted articles do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of either ActionAid International Uganda or the Ford Foundation.
We welcome letters for publication, which should be sent to letters[at]oilinuganda.org
Managing Editor: Chris Musiime
Chris earned a BA in Environmental Management at Makerere University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management at the Uganda Management Institute. He spent six years working in the Office of the President–initially as a Field Officer, then as a Desk Analyst, gathering and analysing data on emerging economic, political and social trends in the Great Lakes Region. He served as a staff writer with Oil in Uganda for ten months before successfully competing for the Managing Editor position. editor[at]oilinuganda.org
Staff writer : Flavia Nalubega
Flavia gained a Bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communications at Makerere University and is now finalising a Masters degree at the same institution. She has worked as a reporter for KFM radio and Monitor Publications, and was latterly employed at the Daily Monitor as a staff writer covering business stories.
Staff writer: Beatrice Ongode
Beatrice has worked as a news editor and broadcaster at Faith Radio (Mbale) and as sub editor at Red Pepper Publications. She gained a Diploma in Journalism at the UMCAT School of Journalism and Mass Communications and is now completing a Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication at Cavendish University.
Editorial consultant: Nicholas Young
Nicholas was born in Zambia and raised in the UK where he studied philosophy at the University of Stirling and Kings College, London. He has since spent 25 years living in Latin America, Asia and Africa, learning and writing about development, politics, economics and civil society. From 1992-94 he worked in Malaŵi as a correspondent for The Financial Times and The Economist. In 1996 he established a specialist newsletter in China, China Development Brief (中国发展简报), which he edited for eleven years before handing over to a Chinese team in 2007. He served as the founding Managing Editor of Oil in Uganda throughout 2012.
An Editorial Support Advisory Group convenes periodically to provide expert insight, opinion and analysis and to suggest and discuss topics for future coverage. This is a diverse group that serves in an advisory capacity; posted articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its members either individually or collectively.
Charles Odoobo Bichachi
Editor, Fountain Publishers
Executive Director, Water Governance Institute
Senior Programme Officer (Oil), International Alert
Dr. Peter Mwesige
Executive Editor, African Centre for Media Excellence
Governance Coordinator, ActionAid International Uganda
Dr. Lawrence Bategeka
Senior Researcher, Economic Policy Research Centre, Makerere University
Policy Manager, ActionAid International Uganda