We, environmental and human rights Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, express our deep concerns in relation to the subject matter above.
As you are well aware your Excellencies, between July 5 and 7, 2018, the Ugandan navy and that of the DRC engaged in fatal skirmishes on Lake Edward. This saw over 37 Ugandans and Congolese die or go missing.
In particular, seven Ugandans including four military personnel and three civilians were killed. Over 30 Congolese fishermen were also killed or went missing.
The fact that over 37 Ugandan and Congolese nationals died or went missing stands to not only betray the good neighborly relations between our two countries but also to compromise the livelihoods of communities in Uganda and the DRC who earn a living from Lake Edward living through fishing. Read More: Open letter calling on Ugandan and DRC presidents to stop the killing of fishermen on L Edward
AFIEGO's June 2018 ne
UMEME, ERA must not be part of metre verification exercise by UNBS for fair & accurate findings. Read More: Press statement -UNBS must remain independent during metre testing
Government must open Nyahaira P/S this school term to enable the oil refineryaffected pupils who were relocated to Kyakaboga to return to school, refineryaffected parents have said. Read More: Press statement by ORRA calling for opening of Nyahaira
Your Excellencies, we civil society organisations (CSOs) working for the promotion of environmental and human rights protection in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts under co-operations and collaborations such the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) and others being undertaken to jointly and sustainably develop our two countries while conserving the environment. Read More: Communique calling on presidents of DRC and Uganda to stop oil activities in Greater Virunga
The Great Lakes Advocacy Coalition for Conservation of Natural Resources (GLACCNR), an alliance of civil society organisations (CSOs) from Uganda and the DR Congo (DRC), is calling on the governments of Uganda and the DRC to, once and for all, cease all efforts to explore for oil in the eco-sensitive Greater Virunga landscape. Read More: Press statement calling for cessation of oil activities in Greater Virunga
See more: AFIEGO's April 2018 newsletter
See more: AFIEGO's March 2018 newsletter