Uganda Vision 2040
Uganda Vision 2040 provides development paths and strategies that will tranform uganda into a modern country by 2040. The financing of this Vision will be mainly by the government, CSOs, development partners and the private sector. Government will mobilise resources using conventional and innovative nonconventional means of financing. These will include; tax and non-tax revenues, revenue from oil and gas, Public Private Partnerships, concessional loans and grants, borrowing from domestic and international markets. The revenue from oil and gas will be used to kick start major infrastructure development projects to enhance the country’s competitiveness.
As Global Rights Alert, we support all development that will benefit all Ugandans and help them to realise the enjoyment of their lives and their rights. We will therefore monitor the spending of revenues collected from oil and gas as well as taxes, grants and loans to ensure that they do not line pockets of a handful of Ugandans but are used for development.Download
The Natural Resources Manifesto 2016-2021
This Manifesto helps citizens share with their leaders what they want done in the extractives sector. The major focus is for citizens to demand for issues listed herein from their leaders or those intending to lead. On the part of politicians this manifesto is intended to guide them into what the citizens want and the issues that citizens would like to see in their manifestos and what they would prefer to be implemented once the leaders are elected.Download
The Role of Religious Leaders in the Management of Uganda’s Oil & Gas, And Mineral Resources.
Uganda a blessed nation
Uganda’s natural resource base is one of the richest and most diverse in Africa, resulting in the country’s economy relying heavily on goods and services so provided. For example, Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimates show that gross returns to the national economy from biodiversity alone can be as high as US$ 63.9 billion per year.
Cultural and Geographical Interdependence
Uganda is composed of diverse cultures and physical features that naturally complement each other. Each region is endowed differently; this should prove to us that God seeks to promote a spirit of interdependence, as each region shares with the other thereby turning these resources into a blessing for all mankind.
Diverse natural resources spread across the Country
About 6.5 billion barrels of Oil have been discovered in Uganda from about 40% of the exploration sites. These discoveries have been made in the Albertine region (The Albertine Graben is located in western Uganda, covering the districts of Masindi, Kibale, and Hoima). However, more exploration is being done in other parts of the Country in districts such as Ntoroko, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Kasese, Moroto , and districts around lake Kyoga.
According to Uganda Mining Journal (December, 2012) prospection for minerals is on-going in all parts of the Country with about 726 exploration licences issued. There are plans to exploit phosphates and limestone in Tororo and Moroto, Manafwa and other regions.
As for Gold, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Gold is hosted in a various places in Uganda such as Arua-Watian rocks, Busia gold field where about 3kg gold/month is produced; Mubende gold field, Bushenyi gold field in Buhweju and Mashonga; Kigezi gold field; Karamoja gold field in Moroto, Abim and Kaboong. Gold is produced in many areas by artisanal and small scale miners.
Besides Oil and metallic minerals, Uganda is also endowed with other natural resources like lands, forests, lakes and rivers, mountains, rift valley, waterfalls, etc. This signifies that Uganda has the potential to achieve equitable development once these natural resources are fully exploited and with appropriate revenue expenditure.Download
Oil Politics in Uganda’s Presidential Race
With Uganda expected to start oil production sometime in 2018, during the tenure of a president to be elected this February, the plans that the country’s eight presidential candidates have outlined for the oil and gas sector take on a special significance ahead of this year’s general election.Download
Progress on the Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production in Uganda
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on October 1, 2015 issued the bidding document to the 16 qualified Applicants for licencing for the exploration, development and production of Uganda's oil.Download
GRA promotes social inclusion in access to socio-economic goods and services for sustainable developmentDownload
Religious Leaders and Institutions’ Contribution to the NGO Bill 2015
The Non-Government Organizations Bill, 2015 (NGO Bill) which was published in the Uganda Gazette on 10th April,2015, is a good and positive step that the Ugandan Government has taken towards proper regulation of Civil Society activities in the Country. The bill was tabled before parliament, where after it was forwarded to the Parliamentary Committee on defence and internal affairs. The committee has for the past month been carrying on public Consultations on the NGO Bill 2015, to which we seek to contribute. The Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), institutions, in partnership with Global Rights Alert (GRA), Non Governmental Organization that promotes human rights, facilitated the consultation of Religious Leaders and Faith Based Organizations on the Bill.
Civil society organisations appeal to Ugandan Government to improve regulatory environment before proceeding with oil bidding round
Kampala Uganda, August 20, 2015As a group of civil society organisations working to encourage good governance in Uganda’s emerging oil industry, the undersigned organisations would like to express urgent concern over the decision to continue with the oil block license bidding and allocation despite the absence of critical regulatory institutions and mechanisms required by law.Download
Acquisition of land for the Oil Refinery: Tracing Progress in resettling projects affected persons who opted for land for land compensation
This particular study focuses on Project Affected Persons (PAPs) who opted land for land compensation instead of cash compensation. The aim is to establish what progress government has made towards fulfilling its commitment to resettle the said PAPs since the initial assessment of their properties and living conditions in 2012.Download
Human Rights Violations Amidst Oil And Gas And Related Developments; A Case Of Land Rights And Vulnerable Local Communities In Hoima DistrictDownload
Memoradum of The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda on the Public Finance Bill
The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) prepared a memoradum on the Public Finance Bill and among others proposaled that Parliament be given power to annul statutory instruments issued by the Minister in cases where it considers it necessary for the good of the economy nd general administration of Uganda. n\Download
The Role of Faith Communities in the Development of the Oil Sector in Uganda: Experience from Niger Delta, Nigeria
Global Rights Alert and Inter Religious Council of Uganda will hold a session on The Role of Faith communities in the Development of the Oil Sector in Uganda: Experience from Niger Delta, Nigeria at the 3rd Inter-Religious Council of Uganda Consultative Assembly.