An open letter to the presidents of Uganda and Tanzania by the refinery-affected people Open letter by Oil Refinery PAPs to the presidents of Uganda & Tanzania on failures in land acquisition processes and lack of adequate citizen participation in oil sector on failures of land acquisition processes for the oil sector in Uganda and lack of adequate citizen involvement in the Novemebr 9-11, 2017 presidential visit by President John Magufuli to Uganda
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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