A GRA Gender assessment report reveals glaring gaps in access to information for men and women. Where men have access to channels mainly used to relay information like radios and meetings, women are often limited by their gender roles in accessing information in the extractives sector.
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.
It has now been confirmed that Uganda’s rift valley basins contain commercially exploitable reserves of oil and gas. Efforts to explore this extractive and non-renewable resource have been steeped up in the last decade.
Rev Fr Dr Edward Obi is a Nigerian priest, born and now working in the Niger delta, where Nigeria’s oil is exploited.