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Latest News and Updates

  • Refinery Construction: Attend To Affected Communities fast

    Date: 21 Mar 2015

    By Winfred Ngabiirwe The Executive Director of Global Rights Alert addresses community members in Buseruka/GRA Photo This week, the government announced the Russian Company RT Global Resources, as the bid winner to build Uganda’s $3b Oil Refinery in Kabaale, Buseruka Sub... read more

  • Refinery affected persons hang in balance

    Date: 21 Mar 2015

    As we journeyed deeper into Bukona Village in Buseruka Sub-county- Hoima District, the road grew narrower and steeper. Over grown shrubs made it impossible for the strong four wheel drive vehicles to proceed in the comfort of our air-conditioned mini bus. We step out into... read more

  • Oil money spoils Hoima husbands

    Date: 28 Nov 2014

    Written by JOHN KIBEGO The Observer Police records details of abandoned women/Observer Photo A week ago, at the entrance to Kolping hotel in Hoima municipality, two despondent-looking women, with children on their backs, pitched camp waiting to be let into a women emancipation... read more

  • Oil: land grabs fuel deaths in Hoima

    Date: 29 Oct 2014

    By Shifa Mwesigye Two people were burnt to death on a disputed piece of land in Hoima that has been leased to McAlester Energy Resources Limited to construct an oil waste management facility. The couple, Enock Darakarim Buchali and Yunis Akumu, was discovered on the morning of... read more

  • Uganda should include everyone in oil agenda

    Date: 22 Oct 2014

      Rev Fr Dr Edward Obi is a Nigerian priest, born and now working in the Niger delta, where Nigeria’s oil is exploited. He is the executive secretary of the Niger Delta Catholics Bishops Forum. The forum has been at the forefront of campaigning for good oil governance and... read more

  • Communities want to guard oil wealth

    Date: 17 Oct 2014

      BY SHIFA MWESIGYE By this time in 2012 Agnes Afoyorworth’s daily routine rotated around the house, garden and kitchen. Every morning, she picked up her hoe and summoned her children to follow her into the garden were they spent the day tilling the land to grow crops for sale... read more

  • Communities want to guard oil wealth

    Date: 17 Oct 2014

      BY SHIFA MWESIGYE By this time in 2012 Agnes Afoyorworth’s daily routine rotated around the house, garden and kitchen. Every morning, she picked up her hoe and summoned her children to follow her into the garden were they spent the day tilling the land to grow crops for sale... read more

  • Nigerian Rev Fr Obi advises religious leaders on oil governance

    Date: 01 Oct 2014

      SHIFA MWESIGYE   Nigerian cleric Rev Fr. Edward Obi has advised Uganda to focus on starting small industries along the oil sector value chain create jobs for Ugandans. He says that from the experience of Nigeria, there will be no jobs for Ugandans in the oil sector as is... read more

  • 201 families evicted to pave way for oil waste treatment plant in Hoima District

    Date: 27 Aug 2014

      Hoima, 26 August 2014 – Global Rights Alert (GRA) strongly condemns the illegal eviction of 201 families from their land in Rwamutonga Village, Bugambe Sub County, Hoima District by businessman Joshua Tibangwa with the help of Uganda Police Force.   People were tear-... read more

  • Oil sector to create 150,000 jobs

    Date: 14 Jul 2014

    The three oil companies of CNOOC, Tullow and Total under their joint venture organized a meeting with civil society on July 10 at Serena hotel to share findings from their survey titled “A survey to foster opportunities for Ugandans in the Oil and Gas sector”.   At the... read more

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