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.
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