AAIU to conduct pre-hearing and community engagements to prepare communities to engage government The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) will next week(19th-21st June, 2019) hold a Public hearing for the Environmental and Social impact Assessment for Kingfisher oil project among affected communities. “The public is further notified that there will be two public hearings Wednesday […]
The provisions on royalties, if not properly handled, will cause conflicts between the recipient districts, local governments and the cultural or traditional institutions.
Hon. Elly Karuhanga is the Chairman of the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum and former President of Tullow Oil in Uganda. He is also a former Member of Parliament. Oil in Uganda caught up with him at his office in Kampala, where he briefly shared his thoughts about Uganda’s extractives sector.
Tullow Oil’s publication this week of payments the company has made to different governments in the 24 countries it operates worldwide, including Uganda, has been applauded by transparency activists as a breakthrough in the pursuit of full transparency in the extractives sector.
Protests against an influx of outside workers in Kenya’s Lake Turkana area, which forced Tullow to suspend its drilling operations there in October last year, underlined the strength of local demands for oil jobs and opportunities.