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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.

Press Release: Rwamutonga IDP Camp students get scholastic materials worth Shs 12 million

Hoima, April 12, 2016: 467 children of Rwamutonga IDP camp in Kakopo village, Hoima district will today receive scholastic materials, uniforms, sanitary towels and a new school structure to aid their studies at a makeshift school started by parents in the IDP camp. 

In August 2014, some 350 families were evicted from their land measuring 485 hectares. The land was to be leased by Joshua Tibagwa to American Company McAlester Energy Resources who want to build an oil waste treatment facility.

Families displaced by oil refinery project reject govt compensation


More than 90 families who opted to be resettled from 29-square kilometre land earmarked for the oil refinery in Hoima District, have rejected government’s offer and petitioned President Museveni for intervention.

The chairman of the Refinery Affected Persons Relocation Committee, Mr Richard Orebi, on Thursday told Saturday Monitor that the families have twice inspected the land the government purchased for them and it is not suitable for settlement.


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