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GRA community monitor saves a mother’s land

When her husband died last year, 24 year old Harriet Nakazibwe was left to care for her two children alone. She lives in Bulindimula village in Mubende District. She did not have a job nor any money to fall back on as her husband was the sole breadwinner. She turned to her land, measuring two acres, which she cultivated, grew crops and earn some income for her family.

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.

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