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Uganda's estimated oil wealth has increased from 3.5 billion to 6.5 billion barrels,following new discoveries. || 80% of the land in Uganda is tilled by Women but they own less than 10% of it. || The Albertine grabben, where most of Uganda's oil is found, is also one of the most ecologically diverse regions in Africa.

We, Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), the Guild Presidents Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG) and the Oil Refinery Residents Association (ORRA) wish to appreciate government’s issuance of production licenses to Tullow Oil and Total E&P. We congratulate the companies for having successfully undergone the rigorous process required in order to be issued with production licenses. The issuance of the licenses on August 30, 2016 is an important milestone and brings Uganda closer to first oil. How Ugandans have waited for this day. Open statement on issuance of production licences to Tullow Oil and Total E&P

The Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), the Guild Presidents Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG) and 26 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from the sub-counties of Kiziranfumbi, Buhimba, Buseruka and Wenseko in Hoima and Buliisa districts are concerned about the recent  proposal to amend Article 26 of the Constitution which entitles every citizen affected by compulsory land acquisition a prompt payment of fair and adequate compensation prior to any acquisition or possession. Letter to the Minister of Lands asking to drop proposed land amendments

Yesterday, on August 30, 2016, Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), the Guild Presidents Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG) and 26 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from the sub-counties of Kiziranfumbi, Buhimba, Buseruka and Wenseko in Hoima and Buliisa districts met at AFIEGO’s field offices in Hoima town to discuss the new proposal by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) to amend Article 26 of the Constitution and other land laws on compulsory land acquisition. Communique on the proposal to amend land laws and involve court in unfair compensation processes

We, the Environmental and Human Rights civil society organizations from the Great Lakes region, first, express our deep appreciation for the efforts that you undertake to contribute to the establishment of a climate of peace without which the development of peoples is compromised. Urgent appeal to the presidents of Uganda and DRC to desist from oil activities in Lake Edward (1)

Mr. President, as you have noted before, electricity and oil developments
represent are great chance for the country to develop, but also a big risk
depending on the quality of our governance as a nation. Indeed, both the
National Development Plan (NDP) II and the National Vision 2040 recognize
that the electricity and oil subsectors will have to play a massive role in the
transformation of Uganda and most importantly to extricate the majority
In this Newsletter read about:
  • Counting successes from AFIEGO's youth leadership initiative
  •  Refinery-affected families at crossroads over special settlement
  • Pictorial of our activities
  •  Lobbying
  •  In the media
  •  Upcoming events. AFIEGO's July 2016 Newsletter

This paper highlights how so by putting a spotlight on the problematic nature of compulsory land acquisition processes in Uganda and the destruction of education dreams they leave in their wake.

It recommends that gaps in land acquisition laws are filled, laws are implemented and a multi-sectoral approach involving ministries such as that of Education is adopted in formulation of resettlement plans so as to mitigate the negative effects compulsory land acquisitions have on education. AFIEGO's Policy briefing paper no 3

In the year 2015, AFIEGO continued to live by her vision which is to realize "A society that equitably utilizes energy resources for socio-economic development" and her mission which is, "To promote energy policies that benefit poor and vulnerable communities". AFIEGO's Final Annual Report 2015

Read about:

  •     Only equitable development will save Bugoma, other forests from sugar, oil and other threats
  •      Refinery-affected people appeal to First Lady over children’s education
  •      Pictorial of our activities, lobbying ,media stories and the upcoming events   AFIEGO's June 2016 Newsletter

 

 

Read about: 

  • State of the Nation address: Mr. President, admit failures to re-programme and develop Uganda
  • Government, respect citizens' voices and rights for success of oil sector
  • One youth's journey to realize good governance in oil sector
  • Pictorial
  • Lobbying
  • In the media
  • Upcoming events  AFIEGO's May 2016 Newsletter

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In this Issue, AFIEGO showcased the work we do in the energy sector to bring justice to the poor and vulnerable, we put a spotlight on the Oil for Development Program. We highlighted the program's great achievements and show what next should be done to ensure that the laws, policies and other benefits of the program are implemented so that Ugandans can benefit from their oil.