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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.

Guild presidents, youth leaders from universities and AFIEGO presented a petition to the IGG to investigate why the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) has failed to resettle refinery-affected people for over four years. The petitioners also want the IGG to investigate the discriminatory resettlement process; land and houses are being given to only 46 households of the 93 families that asked for relocation. Additionally, the petitioners want the IGG to investigate why the refinery-affected people are being resettled in a camp in a violation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) report. The report recommends against resettling refinery-affected families in camps to avoid isolating the people and making their integration difficult.  A petition to the IGG

A Petition to the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development  by AFIEGO to facilitate Hoima District Land Board to register customary land. 

Petition

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.

AFIEGO NEWSLETTER ISSUE 5 MAY 2015

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.

COMPLAINT

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
people.

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.

A PROCEEDINGS REPORT ON YOUTH AND OIL IN UGANDA

 

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.

AFIEGO NEWSLETTER ISSUE 4  APRIL 2015

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.