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.
Residents of Kyangwali sub-county in Hoima district are thrilled at what may be the single most important benefit they will ever get from oil: a new road that will link them to the Lake Albert shores in the oil-rich Buhuka parish, saving them from a torturous back-breaking escarpment. Read More
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
Barely a year since the government began compensating property owners in the proposed refinery area, positive stories are already emerging from some of the residents who have put their money to good use. Read More
The Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) admitted its third intake last week, amidst a flurry of construction activity as the Masindi-based training facility seeks to create new space to accommodate its expansion plans. 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
Government, investors and host communities have to make a choice between sustaining sacred natural sites and territories, water and communities’ food sovereignty; or sacrificing them in favour of short-term benefits from mining and extractive activities, says a new report by the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) and the Gaia Foundation. Read More