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 of land situated at Plot 34, Block 5 known as land at Kakoora, Rwamutonga, Katanga, Buhanguzi and Bugambe – Hoima, measuring approximately 382.797 hectares. She said her findings reveal they were wrongfully evicted from the land.

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

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), Chijoles Oil Ltd (1920) Lord Drogheda (1920), Messrs Bird & Co (1920) and Messrs E.S, Grogan, A.F. Dudgeon, A.G Tannerhill and Owen Grant. The latter licences were issued between July and September of the same year.

Global Rights Alert to participate in high level oil and gas conference in USA

Press Release

March 27, 2017: Global Rights Alert will on March 28, 2017 participate in a high level conference in Washington DC, USA to discuss the East Africa oil boom. The event, jointly sponsored by Oxfam America & Johns Hopkins University, brings together extractive industry experts from government, private sector, civil society, media and the international donor community across the globe.

Sexual exploitation threatens women involvement in mining

Sexual harassment of women and girls in the mines is threatening their livelihoods. More unemployed women and girls flock the mines to earn a living from the peripherals of the main mining activities especially in the gold mines of Mubende, Namayingo, Buhweju and Karamoja.

Sylvia Nakirunda a GRA community monitor in Mubende district says the high unemployment of girls in the gold mines in Mubende has prompted men to take advantage of their vulnerability to lure them into sex.

Uganda should include everyone in oil agenda


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 inclusion of the host-communities of the Niger delta in the petroleum industry.

Recently, Dr Obi was invited to Kampala by Global Rights Alert (GRA),