Health, Safety Takes Back Seat In Busoga Gold Rush

With red dust all over his body, a short well-built man, probably in his 40s steps out of a 50-foot pit, to speak to Oil in Uganda on his mining journey. His name is Majidu Musisi, Chairman of Nabwala Gold Mining site in Budde, Bugiri district which has over 500 small scale gold miners. Musisi […]

Parliament Select committee to probe Shs.6bn oil cash payouts, Bunyoro leaders Infuriated

Parliament of Uganda has set up a select committee to investigate the Shs 6bn oil cash payouts to 42 senior government officials. This is the second time the legislative branch of government has probed the executive on oil revenues. Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday last week directed the Commissions, Statutory Authorities and […]

DRC Interested In Uganda’s Crude Pipeline Project

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has formally expressed interest to join the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project (EACOP), Oil in Uganda has established. Uganda and Tanzania plans to construct a 1,445 km long, 24-inch diameter, heated pipeline to provide access for Uganda’s crude oil to the international market. Uganda’s Minister of Energy and […]

Tullow-Heritage Was Not An Ordinary Case, But ‘International War’- Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has defended the ‘oil cash bonanza’ in which 42 top civil servants and government officials were rewarded Shs. 6bn for their role in defending the oil tax cases in both Uganda and London. The President said the oil cash bonanza; now commonly known as ‘presidential golden handshake’ was deliberate and did not […]

Gold Miners Commend ActionAid Uganda Over Safety Campaign

Gold miners in Mubende district have commended the safety campaign championed by Action Aid international to promote health and safety standards in the mines. During a recent visit by Oil in Uganda to the gold mines early this year, several miners in Kitumbi sub county, Mubende District expressed their gratitude to Action Aid International for […]

Refinery residents to be relocated in February

Government will in February 2017 relocate 46 families who opted for resettlement to pave way for the proposed oil refinery in  Kabaale parish, Buseruka sub-county, Hoima District, Francis Elungat, the Land Acquisition officer Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has revealed. In June 2012, government acquired a 29sq. Kilometre piece of land covering 13 villages […]

Tanzania gov’t urges Uganda to fast-track oil pipeline

Tanzania Government has expressed concern over delays in the development of the Hoima-Tanga crude oil pipeline, Tanzania Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Prof. Sospeter Muhongo has revealed. Speaking at the launch of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project ( EACOP) in Kampala, Prof. Muhongo expressed […]

Tullow Oil announces farm-down to Total

Tullow Oil PLC has entered into a substantial farm- down of 21.57 per cent of its 33.33 per cent shares in the Exploration Areas in all the Lake Albert Project licenses in EA1, EA1A, EA2 and EA3A to Total E&P Uganda B.V. The London-based company yesterday announced that a Sale and  Purchase Agreement with an […]

CSOs Call For Audit Of The Oil Sector; Fear Oil Money Will Be Put To Waste

Following the oil cash bonanza in which 42 top government officials were rewarded with colossal sums of ‘oil money’, activists want an audit of the entire oil sector. This move follows a public uproar, over ‘the ‘scandal’ in which 42 top government officials, were paid Shs 6bn (about $1,656,000) as a reward for winning Tullow […]