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  • H.E. Dónal

    “Ugandan farmers can reap big from oil”

    Dónal Cronin is the Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda and Rwanda who has had a long career in development and governance work. In this two-part interview, he spoke to Oil in Uganda about Irish efforts to improve the state of governance in Uganda, as well as the opportunities that are right under the noses of Ugandan farmers, as the country’s oil and gas industry prepares for take-off in the not-so-distant future. Read More

  • Fred Musinguzi with Tullow Officials at the construction site of the Kyehoro health centre. (Photo: F.Mugerwa)

    Local content: Hoima businessman defies the odds

    As locals in the oil-rich Albertine region lament about failing to access business opportunities in the oil and gas industry, one of them seems to have penetrated the notorious local content ‘wall of steel.’  Read More

  • The new Motor Care Service Centre in Hoima (Photo: F. Mugerwa)

    Oil spurs new business in Hoima

    The new Motor Care Service Centre in Hoima (Photo: F. Mugerwa)

    With Uganda’s oil industry steadily progressing towards the development and production stages, companies are setting up shop in Hoima district hoping to get a slice of the tens of trillions of shillings that will be sunk into the oil-rich district in the next few years. Read More

  • Tullow Oil Uganda's General Manager, Jimmy Mugerwa. Many Ugandans are going overseas to obtain qualifications to compete for jobs like his.

    Uganda’s oil resources double, Tullow awards more scholarships

    Tullow Oil Uganda’s General Manager, Jimmy Mugerwa.

    Uganda’s oil resources have increased from 3.5 billion to 6.5 billion barrels following appraisals of different discoveries in the oil-rich Albertine Region.  Read More

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

    Total awards more oil scholarships

    From L-R: Geoffrey Gokaka, Immaculate Namuleme and Kato Tonny Magembe

    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. Read More

  • Although most Ugandans believe that the oil industry will provide hundreds of thousands of new jobs and will be shocked by the r

    Ugandans not ready for oil jobs

    Although most Ugandans believe that the oil industry will provide hundreds of thousands of new jobs, the survey reports that only 13,000 people will be directly employed by the sector  at production.

    A three-month survey commissioned by the Joint Venture Partners (Total, CNOOC and Tullow) has revealed that Ugandans lack the skills to take up jobs in the oil and gas industry as the country progresses to the development and production stages. Read More

  • A woman displays a piece of impure gold after the 'washing' process. To purify it, its heated using a burner to remove the mercury.

    Artisanal miners flood Mubende

    Many unemployed youth are migrating to the gold rich district in search of a ‘golden’ opportunity. Read More

  • Mr. Denis Kamurasi

    “It’s taken too long”

    Mr. Denis Kamurasi

    Denis Kamurasi is the Vice Chairperson of the Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGAS) and a Director at Quantum Associates Uganda Ltd, a locally owned logistics company. Oil in Uganda talked to him about the challenges local businesses involved in the oil and gas sector in Uganda are facing. Read More

  • Ugandans are being encouraged to enter into joint ventures with international oil and gas contractors but it is unlikely they can afford that level of investment.

    500 billion boost for local businesses

    Ugandans could take advantage of the proposed oil fund  to enter into joint ventures with international oil and gas contractors.

    The Uganda government is setting up a fund to support local businesses servicing the oil industry, as the sector progresses towards the development phase. Read More