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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.

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.
 

Read about:

  • Lessons from Nigeria: Uganda must focus on renewable energy
  • MPs to summon Minister of Energy after visit to refinery community
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media 
  • Upcoming events. AFIEGO's August 2017 newsletter

This press release clarifies that AFIEGO did not make the refinery PAPs to boycott the commissioning. Government's broken promises, injustices and others angered the PAPs and led to the boycott of the commissioning. 

Read the full statement via Press release on allegations by Ministry of Energy on AFIEGO's role in boycott of refinery resettlement commissioning

Over 80 refinery-affected families that were set to be relocated from the refinery area by government this Thursday August 10, 2017 have resolved that they will not be relocated until government fulfills promises it made to them in the October 2012 Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Report for the oil refinery project. Refinery people refuse to participate in gov't handover of houses tomorrow