This press release clarifies that AFIEGO did not make the refinery PAPs to boycott the commissioning. Government's broken promises, injustices and others angered the PAPs and led to the boycott of the commissioning.
Over 80 refinery-affected families that were set to be relocated from the refinery area by government this Thursday August 10, 2017 have resolved that they will not be relocated until government fulfills promises it made to them in the October 2012 Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Report for the oil refinery project. Refinery people refuse to participate in gov't handover of houses tomorrow
On August 1, 2017, Members of the Guild Presidents’ Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG), a youth-led association comprising of current and former Guild Presidents, Guild Ministers and all youth leaders in institutions of higher learning across Uganda, met in Kampala and deliberated on government plans articulated by its officials including Mr. David Mafabi, the Political Assistant in the President’s Office and MPs such as Ibrahim Abiriga, Simeo Nsubuga, James Kakooza and others to amend Article 102(b) of the 1995 Uganda Constitution to lift the presidential age limit. GPFOG statement on plan to amend article 102 of the constitution
The document outlines 26 reasons why amendments to Article 26 of the Uganda Constitution must be rejected. 26 reasons why amendments to Article 26 of Uganda Constitution must be rejected
Dear partners and friends,
Kindly ask you to receive our June 2017 newsletter.
See more: AFIEGO's June 2017 Newsletter
COSASE Report on the Shs 6B oil cash handshake
The report, submitted by the the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to parliament, following the investigation of the Shs. 6B presidential handshake, was adopted by parliament.
Among others, COSASE recommended that the 42 recipients of the handshake return the monies received. In a joint CSO petition to parliament and through the news media among others, AFIEGO and her partners lobbied for this position.
Source: The Parliament of Uganda.
See more of COSASE's recommendations in the report: COSASE Report on the Shs 6B oil cash handshake