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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.
Your Excellences,
By this letter, we, environmental and Human Rights civil society groups of the Great Lakes region, take this opportunity  to express our appreciation and support  of your efforts to ensure sustainable management and utilization of natural resources including  the shared resources between  Uganda and DR Congo. We also thank you for supporting  national, regional and global initiatives to fight  climate  change  and global warming, as well as promote equity and social justice in the region for the common good.  Open letter by Enviromental and Human rights Civil Society groups from Greater Virunga to president Joseph Kabila and President Museveni

Dear Hon. Betty Amongi,

We, at Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIGO), have noted with great concern your attempts to fool Ugandans into thinking that government’s insistence on amending the constitution to deprive Ugandans of their right to prior compensation in compulsory land acquisition exercises by government is good for Ugandans. Open letter to the Minister of Lands on proposed land amendments

In our November newsletter.

Read about:

  • Oil companies’ land acquisition framework: How to help vulnerable communities
  • Communities speak
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media
  • Upcoming events.  AFIEGO's November 2016 Newsletter

This memorandum highlights proposals by AFIEGO and six other CSOs and CBOs from the oil region for the 2016 Draft Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (LARF); the framework has been developed by the Joint Venture Partners -CNOOC, Total and Tullow Oil- and the government of Ugandato guide the process of land acquisition for infrastructure for the oil and gas sector. Civil society proposals to improve the planned land acquisition by government and oil companies

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