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Latest News and Updates

  • New frame work is a good first step, but does not answer the most important issues

    Date: 16 Dec 2016

      Shifa Mwesigye A review of the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework exposes glaring issues which must be addressed if Uganda will achieve proper acquisition of land for oil development. For example, while the framework lists all laws and policies governing land... read more

  • Displaced people still unaware of their new location

    Date: 16 Dec 2016

    Government will, in January 2017, start the resettlement action plan process for the East Africa crude oil pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania. But Dan Muhairwe the Member of Parliament for Buhanguzi County, Hoima District said that since oil discovery, a lot... read more

  • Is Uganda’s ready for a transparent Oil Sector?

    Date: 16 Dec 2016

    As Uganda moves towards achieving her middle income status, the National Planning Authority is capturing every single important statistic to fill the indicator column in their table. The oil, gas and Mining sector is propelling Uganda to the middle income status as well as... read more

  • We cannot ignore oil host community environment concerns

    Date: 16 Dec 2016

    By Camille Aeschimann  Few weeks after the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, what can we learn from people in Ugandan oil region? Reading through Global Rights Alert monitors' reports working in the Albertine graben, I was surprised about the high number of issues... read more

  • LAND FOR OIL WASTE PLANT GIVEN ILLEGALLY – MINISTER

    Date: 16 Dec 2016

    Amongi, the minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, has said the process of evicting people from Rwamutonga in Hoima district to pave way for the construction of an oil-waste treatment plant was done illegally. She said the people of Rwamutonga are bonafide occupants... read more

  • A centenary of oil exploration in Uganda [1913-2013].

    Date: 22 Aug 2016

    At the time of the writing of the first geological appraisal of Uganda’s oil prospects, Mr Wayland, the director of the Department of Geological Survey at Entebbe, listed five other concessions with regard to oil– all British businesses. They included Sir Sydney Henn (1920),... read more

  • History of Uganda's Oil and Gas

    Date: 22 Aug 2016

    NTRODUCTION It has now been confirmed that Uganda’s rift valley basins contain commercially exploitable reserves of oil and gas.  Efforts to explore this extractive and non-renewable resource have been steeped up in the last decade. Of Uganda’s five sedimentary basins in Uganda... read more

  • Global Rights Alert rescues Rwamutonga students with sanitary pads

    Date: 20 Jun 2016

    By Shifa Mwesigye The joy and laughter of the women and girls could be heard metres away, bellowing through the mud-and-wattle classroom block of Kakopo primary school in Rwamutonga internally-displaced persons’ (IDP) camp in Hoima. To a person far away from this class, one... read more

  • Global Rights Alert Donates to Rwamutonga

    GRA donates to Rwamutonga school

    Date: 15 Apr 2016

    Four year old Joshua Mungwaki’s face beamed with joy, the big smile on his face gave him away. He was a happy boy today. And his happiness grew by the minute. He was picked to stand at the front of the line to lead his schoolmates in a match towards his new classroom block.... read more

  • Press Release: Rwamutonga IDP Camp students get scholastic materials worth Shs 12 million

    Date: 14 Apr 2016

    Hoima, April 12, 2016: 467 children of Rwamutonga IDP camp in Kakopo village, Hoima district will today receive scholastic materials, uniforms, sanitary towels and a new school structure to aid their studies at a makeshift school started by parents in the IDP camp.  In August... read more

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