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
Rather than resolve the conflicts, some local leaders are facilitating well-connected individuals to grab ancestral lands from title-less locals. Read More
Long-standing pollution problem underscores the importance of properly decommissioning mining projects. Read More
Total E&P Uganda is working in Exploration Area 1 (EA-1) and Exploration Area 1A (EA-1A) within the Albertine Region. Below, the company’s Biodiversity Coordinator, Imogen Crowford, talks about working in an ecologically-sensitive area, and says Total is doing all it can to keep the Albertine environment intact. Read More
As Uganda’s oil production date draws nearer, the prospect of receiving hundreds, possibly billions of shillings every year in oil royalties has district officials in Bunyoro region excited, and thinking big.
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
Prof. Morris Ogenga-Latigo is a Ugandan politician and farmer. Formerly Leader of Opposition in Parliament, he is now the Chairman of the Acholi Technical Working Committee on Oil and Gas, whose objective is to ensure that the Acholi sub-region gets a fair share of oil benefits.
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
Former Finance Minister and Senior Presidential Advisor on Finance and Planning, Ezra Suruma, has criticized the Public Finance Management Bill for vesting too much power in the office of the Minister for Finance. Read More
Local contractors have accused the international oil companies operating in Uganda of denying them contracts, claiming they are not qualified.