On behalf of Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a public policy research and advocacy NGO whose main objective is to promote good energy governance and development in Uganda and the Great Lakes Region, I hereby write to you to draw your attention to the injustices being perpetrated against the 93 refinery affected families from Kabaale, Buseruka, Hoima district who opted for relocation as opposed to cash compensation when their land was acquired through compulsory acquisition for the refinery project in 2012. Protest letter against special settlements final copy 24th 2016
A press statement by the refinery-affected people and AFIEGO condemning government's failure to turn up for a mediation hearing between itself and the refinery-affected people on January 27. The statement calls for expeditious resolution of the refinery-affected people's land case against government to end the refinery-affected people's four-year suffering!. Press statement on govt's failure to respect court's orders to hold mediation hearing with the refinery-affected people on January 27, 2016
AFIEGO wrote to the organizers of the January 15, 2016 presidential debate at Serena International Conference Centre, advising them to ask the Candidates five key energy issues necessary to improve the energy sector in Uganda. The key issues include: the need to reduce power tariffs to improve investment and business conditions; the need to ensure transparency in licensing and power purchase agreements regarding power projects; the need to amend and strengthen the independence of electricity regulatory institutions such as ERA; the need to establish a regulator for petroleum products such as fuel pump prices; and the need to put in place a new law for land acquisition, assessment and payment of adequate compensation for oil and other energy related developments. You can view the key points AFIEGO raised here: Six key energy issues presidential candidates should address
In this newsletter, read about what we think is at stake for the oil sector as regards the 2016 elections. What kind of president and leaders should you choose to have a successful oil and gas sector? You can find out by reading this newsletter.
You can also find out what people in the oil region want Uganda's next president to address so they can live prosperous lives in an environment where human rights are respected.
AFIEGO and GPFOG call on presidential candidates to address challenges in oil sector in their manifestos for national development. Communique by AFIEGO and GPFOG for presidential candidates
In this newsletter, you can read about the "Role Ugandans must play for the Petroleum Authority and National Oil Company to deliver".
You will also read about refinery-affected people's frustration with a slow justice system and how "Corruption and ERA institutional weaknesses [are] killing electricity sector in Uganda".
You may also view the pictorial of our activities in the month of October and our staffs' articles that appeared in the media in the same month.
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.