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This website is owned by ActionAid Uganda and operates with funding support from the East Africa office of the Ford Foundation , the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The site sets out to provide regular, timely and accurate information on the social, economic, governance and environmental dimensions of Uganda’s oil, gas and mineral exploitation.  A quarterly print edition excerpts major content of the site, with some additional features, while translated versions of the print newsletters are circulated across the Albertine Region.

The purpose of this initiative is to promote transparent, constructive and well-informed public and policy debate, in the belief that this is essential for management of the extractives sector that is fair, prudent, accountable and beneficial to all Ugandan citizens, including future generations.

The site is editorially independent.  Opinions that may be expressed, implicitly or explicitly, in posted articles do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of either ActionAid International Uganda or the Ford Foundation.

We welcome letters for publication, which should be sent to

Managing Editor: Muhumuza Didas

didasDidas Muhumuza is Extractives Governance Coordinator at ActionAid Uganda, and also doubles as the Managing editor for this website and quarterly newsletter(Oil in Uganda). He is an experienced Social Performance and Social Development Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry, social development, civil society management, and research for development among others. He is Skilled in Petroleum (oil and gas), Responsible Exploitation of Extractives (oil, gas and minerals plus other natural resources), Partnerships Brokerage, Project Planning and Management, Social Performance for Development Projects, Conflict Management and Peace Building, Strategic Stakeholder Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility/Social Investment, and Sustainable Energy Industry aspects among others.

He has worked for in the industry for close to 10 years in a range of roles for Tullow Oil Uganda, and in other organizations like the Centre for Conflict Resolution and Saferworld; Environmental Alert; Uganda National Farmers Federation;. Muhumuza holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Development Studies and Social Sector Planning and Management respectively (both from Makerere University) as well as a Graduate Diploma in Responsible Resource Development (Social Performance) for the Extractive Sector from the University of Queensland, Brisbane – Australia. He also has numerous certificates regarding courses/trainings undertaken over the years during his career progression.

Sub Editor : Nalubega Flavia Ssamula Kanyesigye

Image: Flavia Nalubega Ssamula, staff writerFlavia attained a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, a Certificate in Online Oil and Gas training at the University of Tulsa UK, a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation at Makerere University and Bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communications at the same institution.  She has worked as a reporter for KFM radio and Monitor Publications, and was latterly employed at the Daily Monitor as a staff writer covering business stories. She has served as a staff writer for Oil in Uganda, and in acting capacities of Extractives Governance Coordinator and Communications Officer at ActionAid Uganda.