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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.
n the letter, written to the Minister of Energy by AFIEGO and the refinery-affected people, we demand for the re-assessment, compensation using 2017/2018 rates and payment of a disturbance allowance of 30% as mandated by the law to the refinery-affected people.
 
As we are aware, the refinery-affected people have waited for over five years now for compensation or relocation. This injustice must be urgently addressed through all of us working together to hold government accountable.
 

Our December 2017 newsletter contains the following:

  • Good governance in Uganda: How AFIEGO made a difference in the energy sector in 2017
  • Highlights of key achievements
  • Stakeholders Speak!
  • Pictorial of our 2017 activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media

See more:  AFIEGO's December 2017 Newsletter

CSOs including AFIEGO show why the recently Government of Uganda (GoU) and UNDP project to restore wetlands and build communities' climate resilience will register little success if the GoU does not:
 
a) Enact the reviewed National Environment Management Policy, National Environment Bill in addition to the reviewed EIA and SEA regulations which they have failed to enact for three years;
 
b) Pursue a pro-people inclusive approach in which the public is sensitised and endorses protection of sensitive ecosystems
 
c) Empower NEMA and district environment offices to enforce the law and supervise sensitive ecosystems against encroachers, including the rich and powerful
 
d) Avoids amendment of Article 26 of the Constitution and adopts international land acquisition practices to prevent poor and landless Ugandans from resettling in sensitive ecosystems including wetlands  
 

Views by youth working with AFIEGO under the Guild Presidents Forum on Oil Governance issued to the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary

Affairs on the proposed amendment of Article 102 (b) of the Constitution.

The youth called on the committee to reject Constitution Amendment Bill No. 2 because it threatens the fragile democracy that Uganda has built.

See more:  GPFOG open letter to Committee on Legal & Parliamentary Affairs to reject amendment of Article 102(b)

An open letter to the presidents of Uganda and Tanzania by the refinery-affected people Open letter by Oil Refinery PAPs to the presidents of Uganda & Tanzania on failures in land acquisition processes and lack of adequate citizen participation in oil sector on failures of land acquisition processes for the oil sector in Uganda and lack of adequate citizen involvement in the Novemebr 9-11, 2017 presidential visit by President John Magufuli to Uganda

The newsletter contains the following content:

  • National Content Policy and oil laws: Gov't must adequately implement them to save Ugandans from
    oil dangers
  • Stakeholders Speak!
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media
  • Upcoming events

See more: AFIEGO's October 2017 Newsletter

The communique details why oil exploration in Karamoja before strengthening of the land tenure system in the region and before NEMA completes the environmental legal reforms to enable the institution of new environment laws  is bad.
 
The communique, which is educative, calls on government to first address the above before undertaking oil exploration in Karamoja. 
 
The newsletter contains the following content:
  • The violent eviction of MPs from parliament, decreasing civic space & what Ugandans can do 
  • Community voices 
  • Pictorial of our activities 
  • Lobbying 
  • In the media 
  • Upcoming events

See more: AFIEGO's September 2017 Newsletter

The report contains oil host and other community views on government's proposed constitutional land amendments.
The consultations were undertaken by AFIEGO and Members of Parliament (MPs) during a visit by the MPs to the the oil-rich Albertine Graben.
The report also contains information on the mismanagement of the oil refinery project's resettlement process. This mismanagement has caused suffering to oil host communities and we hope we can work together to end this suffering.

 

The communique is in reaction to President Museveni's recent countrywide land sensitisation campaigns. The campaigns are meant to, among others, popularise the proposed amendment to Article 26 of the Uganda Constitution to allow government to acquire citizens' property prior to prompt payment of fair and adeqaute compensation in case of disputes.
The communique calls on President Museveni and his government to stop intimidating the media and citizens and further shows that the proposed land amendments are not for the common good.