The MPs’ statements in the media indicate that they have not been doing their job, of representing their constituents, at least for the past fifteen months that the compensation has been taking place.
The Government of Uganda has deferred awarding of the refinery contract to next year following requests by the bidders for more incentives.
HOIMA: It has been a year since Evelyn Mwambe saw or heard from her husband. The 37-year old mother of two was married to Lawrence Ocowun for eight years until December last year when the couple’s fortunes turned, albeit in different directions.
Construction of a 92-kilometer tarmac road that links Hoima town to the oil-rich Kaiso-Tonya area has been completed.
Governments should be open about the deals they do, and show that they have put safeguards in place to protect people and the environment.
More than 70 houses were burnt and several people injured when violence broke out last week between Bunyoro Kingdom loyalists and inhabitants of Kaseeta Parish, Kabwooya Sub-county in Hoima, over the control of a seven square mile piece of land bordering the proposed refinery area.
Oil, gas, mining and logging companies incorporated or listed in the United Kingdom will, starting in 2016, publicly disclose all payments they make to governments of countries in which they work following the passing into law of the European Union Accounting Directive by the British Parliament yesterday.