Fostering regional co-operation for sustainable oil production

By Dr. Jane Nambakire Mulemwa Following the announcement of the Final Investment Decision (FID) in February 2022, and the recent accession of the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community (EAC), the case for regional and international cooperation in the sustainable exploitation of natural resources has never been stronger. This is primarily […]

Environment Protection in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector

By Joseph Kobusheshe, Director Environment, Health, Safety and Security   Following the announcement of the Final Investment Decision for Uganda’s flagship oil and gas projects, which are expected to deliver first oil in 2025, sections of the media have been awash with environmental and social concerns relating to the planned developments. Some have suggested that […]

Clarification on reports about air pollution from the Tilenga project activities

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has noted several media reports regarding air pollution from the Tilenga oil project activities in Buliisa District. The reports  indicate that “community members from five villages neighbouring the oil Central Processing Facility in Buliisa District have petitioned the Ministry of Health complaining about the air pollution generated by the […]

Human rights will be guarded in the oil and gas sector

By Ali Ssekatawa With production of Uganda’s first oil clearly in sight, calls to ensure that human rights of Project Affected Persons (PAPs) and Ugandans at large have heightened. Human Rights activists are calling on Government and the International Oil Companies (IOCs) to walk the talk and ensure Uganda does not suffer the legendary oil […]