National Dialogue to impact on governance of the Extractives Sector

CSOs have organised a dialogue slated for Wednesday the 26th April 2017 Four of Uganda’s Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are hosting an annual multi-stakeholder national dialogue under the theme; Land and Extractives – harnessing citizen participation for good governance and sustainable livelihoods. The meeting that is expected to attract more than 100 participants is aimed […]

2017, March 6

The 1st deputy Prime Minister Gen Moses Ali intervenes in the Rwamutonga land row. In a letter addressed to the Regional Police Commander, Albertine region, Moses Ali orders police to stop any further evictions of Rwamutonga residents, until the main case has been settled before court.

2017, March

A group of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in the areas of Oil Governance and Transparency implored government to end secrecy in the oil sub sector. In a joint petition to the Parliamentary Committee on Commission Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that is investigating a controversial Shs 6bn oil cash payouts to 42 government officials (popularly […]

2017, February 2

Some of the evicted Rwamutonga residents return to land from which they were previously evicted in August 2014. The evictees, who have been living in a camp near Rwamutonga trading center, invaded Block 7 plot 44 which is registered in the names of Hoima Businessman Mr. Robert Bansigaraho. This move was after Mr. Bansigaraho reached […]

2017, January

Tanzania Government expresses concern over delays in the development of the Hoima-Tanga crude oil pipeline. Tanzania is not satisfied with the speed at which the project is moving and expects Government of Uganda to fast-track the process with the contractors to ensure that it is completed within the stipulated time-frame. The opinion is that land […]

2016, November

Hon. Betty Amongi, Minister of Lands visits Rwamutonga camp and appoints a probe committee to investigate and establish the rightful owners of the disputed land from which more than 200 families were evicted by Mr. Robert Bansigaraho and Mr. Joshua Tibagwa in 2014. Mr. Bansigaraho admitss that he erroneously encompassed the community land while processing […]

2016, August 30

The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Irene Muloni, issues eigth production licenses to the Joint Venture Oil Companies i.e. Tullow, Total and CNOOC which jointly own the Exploration Areas where production licenses are granted. Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd as the operator of Exploration Area 2 is granted production licenses for Mputa-Nzizi-Waraga, Kasemene-Wahrindi, […]

2016, June 8

The Uganda Government earmarks 188 billion shillings towards the implementation of its oil and gas plans in the 2016/17 financial year. The funds are intended to be used in developing the country’s oil and gas resources, boost skills and institutions in the sector. The other priorities in the budget include manufacturing, industrialisation, ICT, road infrastructure […]