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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.

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

Read about:
  • Elections are over: What next?
  • Team to defend community rights in oil pipeline project formed
  • Pictorial,Lobbying and media stories. AFIEGO's Febuary Newsletter 2016

 

Read about: 

 

  • Solutions for youth unemployment in an article by GPFOG
  • Community reactions to government's construction of houses for refinery-affected people
  • Activities AFIEGO implemented in January among other interesting content in our newsletter. Afiego's January 2016 Newsletter

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, we share our key activities and achievements for 2015. We also share a news story about the tough conditions communities in Hoima district set to be displaced by the pipelines' project have set for government before their land can be compulsorily acquired for pipelines and other infrastructure.
This, in addition to a pictorial of our 2015 activities, our lobbying activities and our work that was published in the media.

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's November Newsletter Issue 10 2015

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