A series of crises in EITI countries like Ethiopia, Niger and Azerbaijan has triggered doubts about whether the scheme is really helping citizens groups there hold their governments to account.
President Museveni must reprioritize so that Uganda’s natural resource assets are developed for the benefit of Ugandan citizens—not in spite of them. Read More
The provisions on royalties, if not properly handled, will cause conflicts between the recipient districts, local governments and the cultural or traditional institutions. Read More
This is my rejoinder to an article that appeared in The Daily Monitor newspaper last week entitled, “Owners will lose rights over mineral-rich land-Museveni” written by Nelson Wesonga. Read More
Last week, international campaigner Global Witness released a report exposing the details of some of the ‘secret’ contracts the Uganda government has with the international oil companies operating in the country. Read More
Uganda appears set to intensify mineral exploitation to spur economic development, but this should not be at the expense of the environment in mineral-rich areas. Read More
The Public Finance Bill proposes that 7% of oil royalties will be shared with local governments located within oil producing areas, raising questions on why and how these allocations will be made. Read More
Agriculture, fishing and the service sectors like tourism and education have been Uganda’s source of foreign exchange, not oil. Read More
If an oil spill were to occur in such an environment, it would not only affect the soils, air, rivers, wetlands, lake, wildlife and communities, but would have far reaching impact that could spark off trans-boundary conflicts. Read More
Financial disclosure of transactions between extractive companies and the government is insufficient without full disclosure of contractual agreements.