HOIMA DISTRICT: 56-year old Joyce Gaga recalls that 21st morning of July when a group of men armed with arrows and pangas stormed her compound in Lenju village as she was preparing her breakfast.
A series of crises in EITI countries like Ethiopia, Niger and Azerbaijan has triggered doubts about whether the scheme is really helping citizens groups there hold their governments to account.
President Museveni must reprioritize so that Uganda’s natural resource assets are developed for the benefit of Ugandan citizens—not in spite of them.
The provisions on royalties, if not properly handled, will cause conflicts between the recipient districts, local governments and the cultural or traditional institutions.
Media reports coming out of Ethiopia indicate that Tullow Oil has decided to cut its losses and abandon its costly drilling campaign in the South Omo basin after its fourth well yielded disappointing results.
Total E&P has revealed plans to deploy a new technology in Uganda’s Albertine oil fields that will increase the country’s recoverable oil volumes by about 25 percent.
A group of Ugandan and Tanzanian journalists recently visited Mtwara region in Southern Tanzania, as part of a training for extractives industry reporting conducted by the African Center for Media Excellence with funding support from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI).
This is my rejoinder to an article that appeared in The Daily Monitor newspaper last week entitled, “Owners will lose rights over mineral-rich land-Museveni” written by Nelson Wesonga.
In a complete turnaround to what he promised the mining industry last year, President Yoweri Museveni yesterday told delegates at the just concluded Mineral Wealth Conference in Kampala that government would not give any tax subsidies to investors in the mining sector because he had been advised against it by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
Seventy-year old Beatrice Ngonzebwa balances her frail body with difficulty as she walks through the wreckage of what has been her home for the last fifty years, finally clutching onto a door frame, the only structure left standing of her mud and wattle house.