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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.

     The underdesigned Uganda Civil society Groups (CSGs) working to prevent the impacts of oil on biodiversity in the Albertine Graben appriciate the public notice published by NEMA in the Daily Monitor of October 16, 2018 in which NEMA  under Regulations, called for public comments on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment(ESIA) study report for Tilenga ESIA and we commit to submit detailed comments before November5, 2018 as requested in the Public notice.  CSO letter to NEMA calling for a public hearings on Tilenga ESIA