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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.

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.

AFIEGO's October Newsletter Issue 9

In this newsletter, you will read about NORAD's Oil for Development Program. What are its achievements and how can they be harnessed for Uganda to enjoy a successful energy sector that will see Ugandans enriched?

You will also view our work in the month of September through looking at our pictorial. Additionally, our staff's articles published in the media are also showcased.

AFIEGO's September Newsletter Issue 8

In this newsletter, you will read about how Uganda and DRC can settle the case of the $ 10 billion reparations Uganda owes DRC in a manner that both countries benefit and remain stable. You will also read about youth's petitions to the ministry of Energy over delay to formulate regulations for upstream and midstream laws in addition to their petition to the ministry of Education over lack of an oil courses’ cirriculum policy. 

Our activities for the month of August are showcased in our pictorial and "In the media" sections.

AFIEGO's August Newsletter Issue 7

An open letter to the presidents of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo drawing attention to the  ecological and socio-economic threats that could arise out of opening up Ngaji block in Lake Edward for oil activities. 

Open letter to Presidents Museveni Uganda and Kabila DRC

GPFOG has engaged over 5,000 youths in its activities of promoting good oil governance in Uganda and has advocated for the rights of the oil refinery project affected persons so that they receive justice. A petition by GPFOG about the violation of human rights of the refinery affected personsdocx

A report on experiences and lessons learned during the Ecosystem Alliance (EA) Project; this project was implemented between 1st December 2011 and 30th June 2015. Four years of the Ecosystem Alliance Project in Uganda

Guild presidents, youth leaders from universities and AFIEGO presented a petition to the IGG to investigate why the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) has failed to resettle refinery-affected people for over four years. The petitioners also want the IGG to investigate the discriminatory resettlement process; land and houses are being given to only 46 households of the 93 families that asked for relocation. Additionally, the petitioners want the IGG to investigate why the refinery-affected people are being resettled in a camp in a violation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) report. The report recommends against resettling refinery-affected families in camps to avoid isolating the people and making their integration difficult.  A petition to the IGG

A Petition to the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development  by AFIEGO to facilitate Hoima District Land Board to register customary land. 

Petition

In this issue, you will read about some of our activities implemented in the month of May 2015 including a complaint against the plans to discriminate refinery affected people who opted for resettlement, testimonies of the refinery affected people, a radio talk show on the role of the area land committees in promoting land rights, a lobby letter to the minister of Energy and Mineral development, a policy belief on empowering Ugandans to understand and defend their property and others.

AFIEGO NEWSLETTER ISSUE 5 MAY 2015