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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 our September newsletter.

Read about:

  • Refinery bidding process: How govt can save us from a bad deal
  • How to ensure oil sector projects don't negatively affect food & water security
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media
  • Upcoming events.  AFIEGO's October 2016 newsletter

In our September newsletter. Read about; 

  • Uganda,World Bank must be more transparent to end poverty
  • Tullow,Total & CNOOC Land acquisition framework:What must be in place for its success
  • Pictorialofouractivities
  • Lobbying
  • Inthemedia
  • Upcomingevents.  AFIEGO's September 2016 Newsletter

Dear President Kim,

We send you greetings from Uganda. We also avail ourselves the opportunity to thank you and the World Bank for the Bank’s historic and continued role in Uganda’s path to development over the years. Up until now, we believe that the engagement between the World Bank and our government provides critically needed financial and human resources needed to assist our country in the journey towards development and socioeconomic transformation.  Open letter to the World Bank president from Ugandan CSOs

In our August newsletter. Read about; 

  • Amending land laws will make youth poorer
  • One youth’s experience with the YouthLivelihood Programme
  •  Pictorial of our activities
  •  Lobbying
  •  In the media
  • Upcoming events AFIEGO's August 2016 newsletter

We, Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), the Guild Presidents Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG) and the Oil Refinery Residents Association (ORRA) wish to appreciate government’s issuance of production licenses to Tullow Oil and Total E&P. We congratulate the companies for having successfully undergone the rigorous process required in order to be issued with production licenses. The issuance of the licenses on August 30, 2016 is an important milestone and brings Uganda closer to first oil. How Ugandans have waited for this day. Open statement on issuance of production licences to Tullow Oil and Total E&P

The Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), the Guild Presidents Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG) and 26 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from the sub-counties of Kiziranfumbi, Buhimba, Buseruka and Wenseko in Hoima and Buliisa districts are concerned about the recent  proposal to amend Article 26 of the Constitution which entitles every citizen affected by compulsory land acquisition a prompt payment of fair and adequate compensation prior to any acquisition or possession. Letter to the Minister of Lands asking to drop proposed land amendments

Yesterday, on August 30, 2016, Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), the Guild Presidents Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG) and 26 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from the sub-counties of Kiziranfumbi, Buhimba, Buseruka and Wenseko in Hoima and Buliisa districts met at AFIEGO’s field offices in Hoima town to discuss the new proposal by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) to amend Article 26 of the Constitution and other land laws on compulsory land acquisition. Communique on the proposal to amend land laws and involve court in unfair compensation processes

We, the Environmental and Human Rights civil society organizations from the Great Lakes region, first, express our deep appreciation for the efforts that you undertake to contribute to the establishment of a climate of peace without which the development of peoples is compromised. Urgent appeal to the presidents of Uganda and DRC to desist from oil activities in Lake Edward (1)

Mr. President, as you have noted before, electricity and oil developments
represent are great chance for the country to develop, but also a big risk
depending on the quality of our governance as a nation. Indeed, both the
National Development Plan (NDP) II and the National Vision 2040 recognize
that the electricity and oil subsectors will have to play a massive role in the
transformation of Uganda and most importantly to extricate the majority
In this Newsletter read about:
  • Counting successes from AFIEGO's youth leadership initiative
  •  Refinery-affected families at crossroads over special settlement
  • Pictorial of our activities
  •  Lobbying
  •  In the media
  •  Upcoming events. AFIEGO's July 2016 Newsletter