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This website is owned by ActionAid Uganda and operates with funding support from the East Africa office of the Ford Foundation , the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The site sets out to provide regular, timely and accurate information on the social, economic, governance and environmental dimensions of Uganda’s oil, gas and mineral exploitation.  A quarterly print edition excerpts major content of the site, with some additional features, while translated versions of the print newsletters are circulated across the Albertine Region.

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 management of the extractives sector 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

Sub Editor : Nalubega Flavia Ssamula Kanyesigye

Image: Flavia Nalubega Ssamula, staff writerFlavia attained a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, a Certificate in Online Oil and Gas training at the University of Tulsa UK, a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation at Makerere University and Bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communications 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. She has served as a staff writer for Oil in Uganda, and in acting capacities of Extractives Governance Coordinator and Communications Officer at ActionAid Uganda.



Editorial consultant:  Nicholas Young

Image: Nicholas Young, Editorial ConsultantNicholas 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.