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.
A team of 13 national and international Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including Global Rights Alert, petitioned the Parliament of Uganda on the illegal tax waiver of $157,095,366. The waiver was granted to Tullow PLC by government of Uganda upon sell of its interests in three oil exploration areas to CNOOC and Total E&P.
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.
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.
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.