As Uganda’s oil production date draws nearer, the prospect of receiving hundreds, possibly billions of shillings every year in oil royalties has district officials in Bunyoro region excited, and thinking big.
Residents of Kyangwali sub-county in Hoima district are thrilled at what may be the single most important benefit they will ever get from oil: a new road that will link them to the Lake Albert shores in the oil-rich Buhuka parish, saving them from a torturous back-breaking escarpment. Read More
Barely a year since the government began compensating property owners in the proposed refinery area, positive stories are already emerging from some of the residents who have put their money to good use. Read More
The Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) admitted its third intake last week, amidst a flurry of construction activity as the Masindi-based training facility seeks to create new space to accommodate its expansion plans. Read More
Government, investors and host communities have to make a choice between sustaining sacred natural sites and territories, water and communities’ food sovereignty; or sacrificing them in favour of short-term benefits from mining and extractive activities, says a new report by the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) and the Gaia Foundation. Read More
At least forty percent of the property owners in the proposed oil refinery area in Hoima District have not received their compensation, as the exercise enters its second year, several months behind schedule. Read More
Many unemployed youth are migrating to the gold rich district in search of a ‘golden’ opportunity. Read More
Buoyed by ‘world class’ gas discoveries over the past few years, Tanzania is hastening plans to put its abundant resource to local use. Read More
The oil and gas sector is swamped with complaints relating to compensation rates for crops, structures and land.