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Latest News and Updates

  • UHRC launches report on violations in the Albertine Grabben

    Date: 08 May 2014

    Uganda Human Rights Commission has launched a report titled "Oil in Uganda: Emmerging Human Rights Issues". The report presents findings and recommendations on how  to handle human rights abuses in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa, Nwoya, Amure and Nebbi from a period of July... read more

  • GRA applauds Tullow's move

    Date: 25 Mar 2014

    As Ugandans continue their demand for transparency in the Extractive Industry, Global Rights Alert has applauded Tullows' move. Tullow Oil one of the three oil companies operating in Uganda has published the payments it makes to governments on both a project-by-project basis... read more

  • GRA launches “Our Land Our Bank” Report

    Date: 14 Mar 2014

    Global Rights Alert launched its report titled "Our land Our Bank" on March 13 2014 in Kyapaloni in Hoima District. The report which focuses on the Gender Issues in Uganda's Resettlement Action Plan highlights challenges faced by the women of Kabaale who will be relocated to... read more

  • Information on oil should be public, transparent

    Date: 13 Mar 2014

    The Government made a good move on February 5 by signing the memorandum of understanding with CNOOC, Total E&P Uganda and Tullow Operation Pty Limited and Tullow Uganda Limited. This is a sign which that Uganda is ready to tap oil for its socio-economic development .... read more

  • Omukama squeezes energy ministry boss

    Date: 17 Dec 2013

    The Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom Solomon Iguru Gafabusa has tasked the communications officer in charge of oil refinery construction in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Bashir Hangi to explain why the government is undermining their issue of oil and gas. This was... read more

  • The Omukama of Bunyoro speaks out on resettlement

    Date: 11 Dec 2013

    On the 6th of December 2013, GRA organized a one (1) day dialogue which was attended by the Omukama of Bunyoro, His Majesty Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, twenty (20) of his cabinet ministers, seven (7) county chiefs, members of Civil Society, and the refinery affected persons.... read more

  • Motion for a resolution of parliament to review issues of compensation and resettlement of the people of Buseruka - Hoima district that have been affected by the oil refinery

    Date: 11 Dec 2013

    On the 17th of August 2013, Global Rights Alert facilitated a field visit of the Uganda Women Parliamentarians Association (UWOPA) namely; Hon Tophace Kaahwa (also woman Representative Hoima District), Hon. Rosemary Nyakikongoro (also the Vice Chairperson) and Hon Kahunde Helen... read more

  • Religious leaders complete advocacy training on oil

    Date: 14 Nov 2013

    A group of senior religious leaders from the Albertine Region converged in Hoima District on the 28th of October 2013, for a 2 day training on advocacy and lobbying in the oil and gas sector.The meeting which was facilitated by Global Rights Alert (GRA) and their partners, the... read more

  • The implementation of the resettlement action plan and the rights of the host communities in kabaale-hoima; engaging with media

    Date: 14 Nov 2013

    On the 14th of October 2012, GRA engaged leading media players in a field tour of the proposed oil refinery area in Buseruka Parish, Hoima District. The overall objective of the proposed tour was to provide a platform for the journalists to listen to the various challenges... read more

  • President Museveni commits to EITI

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    In a meeting with the EU ambassadors and President Museveni to discuss issues of mutual interest between Uganda and the EU, with the former stressing the need to fight corruption and take action against those implicated in the different scandals, the President pledged his... read more