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)
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
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.