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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.

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.


This letter was written by AFIEGO to the Chairman Land Board, Hoima District to follow up on the registration of the customary land owners. 

Land board letter

A Proceedings Report  from the Bunyoro Regional Workshop on Land Rights  that was held at Hoima Resort Hotel April 17, 2015. For more Information.A PROCEEDINGS REPORT ON YOUTH AND OIL IN UGANDA


A report of proceedings from the oil conference that was organized at Makerere University on 16th and 17th April. The conference was organized by the youth who are doing oil courses at Makerere University. It was supported by AFIEGO under her "Youth leadership" project.

A number of people participated in the conference including ministers and other government officials, the Norwegian Ambassador to Uganda and other diplomats, student leaders and other guests totaling to over 190

The main outcome of the conference was a contribution of issues that were later compiled into a memorandum containing views of what the youth want to see in the Local Content policy for Uganda. The memorandum was presented by the youth leaders to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.



In this newsletter, you will read about some of our activities implemented in the month of April 2015 including trainings on issues of oil and land rights for communities along the DRC-Uganda border, youth and their efforts to contribute on oil governance, engagements on the local content policy in the oil sector, our advocacy on electricity governance, engagements on oil and environment and others.


Guild presidents and other youth leaders from across Uganda's universities who are working to improve governance in the oil sector visited the oil region to understand human rights' and other issues affecting the oil region. This way, they could meaningfully contribute to ensuring that Uganda's oil resource benefits citizens.
The guild president’s debate on local content policy formulation and implementation was part of the continuous youth engagements with government and other stakeholders in the oil and gas industry. These engagements are geared towards seeing good governance in the oil sector. The debate was also to enable collection of views youth want addressed in Uganda's local content policy that is under formulation. The debate took place on 27th March 2015 at Makerere University.

In this newsletter, you will understand and appreciate the local content provisions following reading our article explaining them. You will also read about AFIEGO's appeals to government to emulate Tanzania and make PSAs public and most importantly, you will be  informed about the refinery-affected people's case transfer from the Kampala High court to the Masindi High court.  


In this issue, you will read about Sustainable Energy for All: can investments through Uganda's Rural Electrification help the poor access clean and affordable energy?, Training to work in the oil sector: the delay to operationalize the local content policy is another frustration for Ugandans, AFIEGO's appeal to NEMA and Parliament to urgently pass the 2014 National Environment Bill into law, Will Karuma electricity become a reality? We would like to remind you that it is always a pleasure having you read The Energizer.AFIEGO NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015