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Latest News and Updates

  • First EITI conference in Uganda a success

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    The first ever conference on the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Uganda was held on the 14th and 15th of March 2013 at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel under the theme “EITI-in Uganda –Time to implement”. The two day conference brought together a number of... read more

  • GRA welcomes new bill which seeks to tackle land acquisition

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    Global Rights Alert a Civil Society NGO has received the Land Acquisition Bill with open hands. GRA hopes that if the Land Acquisition Bill 2013 is passed into law, it will have significant implications in the acquisition of land throughout the country and also on the Oil... read more

  • President attacks CSOs for challenging the oil bill

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    While addressing parliament on December 13, the president attacked Global Rights Alert and other Civil Society Organisations and accused them for misleading and paying off people to sabotage the oil bill. GRA was among the CSOs that wanted clause nine of the bill which gives... read more

  • CSOs calls upon members of parliament to stand firm and pass a law that is good for Uganda

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    At a joint Press Conference organised by the Civil Society on November 28 at Hotel Protea, Civil Society applauded the stance exhibited by legislators on clause 9 which gives too much powers to the Minister and they encouraged the MPS not to give up because Uganda needs a good... read more

  • IRCU cautions legislators on clause 9 of the Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Bill 2012

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    On Nov 27, The Inter Religious Council Of Uganda (IRCU) released a press statement on clause 9 of the Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Bill which gives the Minister of Energy too much powers an issue which most ugandans are against.

  • Natural Resources Committee releases reports on oil Bills

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    In February 2012, the Petroleum (Refining, Gas Processing and Conversion, Transportation and Storage) Bill 2012 and the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill 2012 were introduced to the Ugandan Parliament. The bills were considered by the Parliamentary... read more

  • Civil Society reacts to oil reports

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    On February 8, 2012, The Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill 2012 was read for the first time in Parliament. The Bill was immediately referred to the Natural Resources Committee for scrutiny and public consultations. On record, the Committee held over 28... read more

  • Global Rights Alert and Publish What You Pay (PWYP-U) host Clare Short - EITI Chair

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    On the 7th of June 2012, Global Rights Alert in Conjunction with Publish What You Pay – Uganda (PWYP-U) hosted the EITI Chair Ms. Clare Short and her colleague, Jürgen Reitmaier, the EITI Special Regional Advisor to a discussion on EITI and its adoption in Uganda. In attendance... read more

  • Government tables The Public Finance Bill, 2012

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    With the discovery of oil not addressed in the current finance legislation in the country, there has been a need to comprehensively address this matter hence the tabling of the Public Finance Bill, 2012. This proposed law will when enacted repeal the Public Finance and... read more

  • GRA strengthens media links

    Date: 31 Jul 2013

    The Executive Director Ms. Ngabiirwe Winfred and staff of GRA last week attended a networking meeting for journalists, editors and CSOs working on oil and transparency and Governance issues. This meeting organized by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) was intended... read more

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