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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.

AFIEGO and partners' observations about and recommendations for the 2017/2018 budget.

Some of the observations include: 

  • High literacy and life expectancy rates being compromised in oil region 
  • Big energy sector allocations with few returns 
  • Bujagali dam power price reduction strategies unsustainable 
  • Need for prudent investment in more affordable renewable energy sources 
  • Secrecy and corruption in energy projects

See more AFIEGO and partners' statement on the 2017 2018 budget

 

Reference is made to the invitation Ref COI/INV/34 extended by the Commission of Inquiry into the Effectiveness of Law, Policies and Processes of Land Acquisition, Land Management and Land Registration in Uganda to Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) to discuss resolution of land disputes by mediation at grassroots level.

AFIEGO's memorandum to the Justice Bamugemereire Commission of Land Inquiry

 

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On Thursday March 30, 2017, AFIEGO held a radio talkshow with Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), Petroleum Authority of Uganda, the chairperson of the Hoima District Land Board and the Joint Venture Partners at Spice FM in Hoima district. The radio talkshow, which took place during the prime time slot of 7 to 8pm when large community audiences have tuned in was on the topic: Ongoing and planned infrastructural development activities for oil sector: Roles of oil companies in mitigating possible negative impacts on communities and livelihoods. Read More

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Your Excellency, Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a public policy research and advocacy organisation dedicated to influencing energy and related policies such as those on land to benefit the poor and vulnerable, takes this opportunity to appreciate your efforts to address the land challenges affecting Ugandans.

Among others, you have superintended over processes to put in place laws and policies to protect land owners, including bibanja owners, have supported land reforms aimed at benefitting the poor and have personally dialogued with poor Ugandans facing evictions such as you recently did with the people of Bukasa, Kito and Namataba villages in Bweyogerere Division, Wakiso district who wrongfully settled on land belonging to the National Forestry Authority (NFA).  Open letter to the president on lands commission of inquiry

Dear Hon. Betty Amongi, 

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a public policy research and advocacy organisation dedicated to influencing energy and related policies such as those on land to benefit the poor and vulnerable, takes this opportunity to appreciate your efforts to address the land problems affecting Ugandans.

Among others, we recognise that since your appointment to the ministry of lands, you have taken several steps to find lasting solutions to end conflicts relating to land issues especially as regards land grabbing in the country. Land grabbing mostly affects the poor and vulnerable in Bunyoro and across the entire country and it is commendable that you are engaging in efforts to help the poor.

While we appreciate your efforts to address land challenges in Uganda, we also take note of the fact that a number of government’s and your activities contravene the law and contribute to the land challenges you seem to seek to address. Open letter to Hon Betty Amongi on cancellation of land titles in Bunyoro

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We send you greetings and extend our appreciation for the work you are doing to inquire into the so called presidental hand shake of UGX6 billion paid to selected public officials. Ugandans are counting on you and the entire parliament to approach this inquiry with a sense of urgency and public accountability. CSO petition to COSASE on golden handshake