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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This complaint was handed over to the minister of energy and mineral development by AFIEGO against plans to discriminate among the refinery affected people who opted for resettlement.
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.