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
At least forty percent of the property owners in the proposed oil refinery area in Hoima District have not received their compensation, as the exercise enters its second year, several months behind schedule. Read More
Many unemployed youth are migrating to the gold rich district in search of a ‘golden’ opportunity. Read More
Buoyed by ‘world class’ gas discoveries over the past few years, Tanzania is hastening plans to put its abundant resource to local use. Read More
The oil and gas sector is swamped with complaints relating to compensation rates for crops, structures and land.
Oil in Uganda is visiting mining communities in the gold-rich Mubende District, where we have encountered powerful landlords, land conflicts, congestion, deep dark tunnels, tales of ‘huge’ profits and losses as well.
Government has finally secured land where it will resettle the people who opted for physical relocation from Kabaale parish, Hoima district. Read More
When one brings up the subject of land anywhere in Buliisa district, one man’s name inevitably comes up: Francis Kaahwa-locally known as Franco. Read More
Some of the aggrieved residents of Kabaale parish, Hoima district who are dissatisfied with the ongoing compensation have issued a notice threatening to sue the Attorney General of Uganda, accusing the government of violating their rights and awarding them inadequate compensation. Read More