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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.

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

This paper highlights how so by putting a spotlight on the problematic nature of compulsory land acquisition processes in Uganda and the destruction of education dreams they leave in their wake.

It recommends that gaps in land acquisition laws are filled, laws are implemented and a multi-sectoral approach involving ministries such as that of Education is adopted in formulation of resettlement plans so as to mitigate the negative effects compulsory land acquisitions have on education. AFIEGO's Policy briefing paper no 3

In the year 2015, AFIEGO continued to live by her vision which is to realize "A society that equitably utilizes energy resources for socio-economic development" and her mission which is, "To promote energy policies that benefit poor and vulnerable communities". AFIEGO's Final Annual Report 2015

Read about:

  •     Only equitable development will save Bugoma, other forests from sugar, oil and other threats
  •      Refinery-affected people appeal to First Lady over children’s education
  •      Pictorial of our activities, lobbying ,media stories and the upcoming events   AFIEGO's June 2016 Newsletter



Read about: 

  • State of the Nation address: Mr. President, admit failures to re-programme and develop Uganda
  • Government, respect citizens' voices and rights for success of oil sector
  • One youth's journey to realize good governance in oil sector
  • Pictorial
  • Lobbying
  • In the media
  • Upcoming events  AFIEGO's May 2016 Newsletter

Read about:

  •      Hoima-Tanga oil pipeline decision: We must fight impunity to get things right
  •      Refinery families vow to boycott special settlement
  •      Pictorial of our activities, lobbying ,media stories and the upcoming events  AFIEGO's April 2016 newsletter

Read about:

$1·         Export oil pipeline deals: Why is ordinary Ugandans’ voice missing?

$1·         Govt breaks commitment to not resettle refinery-affected people in a camp

$1·         Pictorial of our activities, lobbying and media stories.   AFIEGO's March newsletter 2016