Uganda’s mineral industry remains significantly unexploited and under-regulated within the East African region. Read More
The oil and gas sector is swamped with complaints relating to compensation rates for crops, structures and land.
A decade ago, I co-authored Bottom of the Barrel: Africa’s Oil Boom and the Poor with Prof. Terry Lynn Karl of the “Paradox of Plenty” fame.
Three hundred and seven years after Scotland merged with the English crown to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain, people in Scotland will in September 2014 vote in a referendum on whether to break away and become an independent state. Read More
Government should borrow to build capacity and real ‘local content’ in environmental management. Read More
By Job A. Kahigwa
Will Uganda’s oil at the time of production keep up with the rapid developments and economic forces shaping the global oil market? Several fundamental issues come to mind: The fast changing global energy matrix, and then draw correlations between the new oil market and Uganda’s future crude oil demand and subsequent pricing. Read More
By Nick Young
Many Ugandans are expecting that, if they gain nothing else from oil, they will at least benefit from cheaper fuel.
At first sight, nothing could seem more logical. Tomatoes or green peppers grown in Hoima cost less by the roadside or in local markets than they cost after being transported to Kampala. Read More
By Peter Wandera
Globally, we are seeing huge public demand for corporate and government accountability. Demonstrations occur every day in countries across the world to protest corrupt regimes and unethical business practices. With this intensified pressure for accountability and integrity, transparency is in high demand. Read More
By Annie Sturesson
For African countries rich in natural resources, extractive industries are a potential source of funding for development and to fight poverty. But corruption and poor management of oil, gas and minerals have often prevented the poorest people from benefiting. Read More
By Daphne Okama
I have been attracted by recent reports in the media that people affected by oil activities are not being adequately compensated, but what is ‘adequate compensation?’ Read More