COSASE Report on the Shs 6B oil cash handshake
The report, submitted by the the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to parliament, following the investigation of the Shs. 6B presidential handshake, was adopted by parliament.
Among others, COSASE recommended that the 42 recipients of the handshake return the monies received. In a joint CSO petition to parliament and through the news media among others, AFIEGO and her partners lobbied for this position.
Source: The Parliament of Uganda.
See more of COSASE's recommendations in the report: COSASE Report on the Shs 6B oil cash handshake
Open letter to the Minister of Water and Environment to table the National Environmental Management Bill before Parliament to protect the environment against the negative effects of oil development activities.
A petition to the Natural Resources Committee and MPs from the Albertine Graben to defend environmental and community rights amidst oil threats.
AFIEGO and partners' observations about and recommendations for the 2017/2018 budget.
Some of the observations include:
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.
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
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