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Land Rights and Compensation Issues in Uganda’s Oil Bearing Areas


Presentation by Shem Byakagaba, Executive Director Kitara Heritage Development Agency (KHEDA) at the Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas national oil conference in October 2013.  

Essential Reading: Africa Progress Report 2013


Africa’s economies have been riding the crest of a global commodity wave that could transform the continent’s prospects. The 2013 Africa Progress Report explains how this unprecedented chance could lift millions out of poverty and improve the prospects of generations to come. The report from the Africa Progress Panel sets out an agenda for maximising … Continue reading

EITI Implementation in Uganda – Progress Report


Presentation by Godber Tumushabe, Executive Director Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), at the Mineral Wealth Conference 2013.

Statement by CNOOC Vice President on Approval of Kingfisher Field Development Plan


“CNOOC Uganda limited will devote itself to the development of KF oil field, with the support of its stakeholders. As a responsible Company, CNOOC Uganda Limited is committed to a sustainable, environment friendly and efficient development of KF oil field.”

Essential Reading: Managing Natural Resources in Africa


From the Africa Governance Institute – The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in collaboration with the The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) produced country profiles for 25 African countries on natural resources entitled “Markets, Managing Natural Resources”. The reports outline the current state and management of natural resources in individual African countries with detailed analysis on … Continue reading

President Museveni Assents to Midstream Petroleum Act


According to a statement from the Uganda Petroleum Exploration and Production Department, President Yoweri Museveni has assented to The Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Bill, 2013 making it an Act of Parliament. The Law, the first of its kind in East Africa gives way for the construction of the first Greenfield refinery in … Continue reading

Global Witness Briefing: Benefits of Revenue Transparency for Uganda


This paper summarizes the implications for Uganda of the new international transparency requirements for the extractive industries agreed in the US and EU, and by the EITI, and provides policy recommendations for Government. “All countries must adopt and enforce the project-by-project disclosure standards embodied in the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act and comparable EU legislation.” – Kofi … Continue reading

Former Ghanaian President Kufuor on Oil Governance and Economic Transformation


This speech was delivered by former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, at the Makerere University 90th anniversary celebrations held in Kampala, Uganda on August 2, 2013.

A Primer: African Environmental Law and Petroleum Production


This presentation by environmental lawyer, Mr. Rugemeleza Nshala, was made at a training workshop on reporting on extractives for journalists from Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana. The workshop organized by Revenue Watch Institute was held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Related articles Expose Bad Practices Of Oil Firms – Environmental Lawyer Appeals To Journalists (thechronicle.com.gh)

Uganda’s Local Content Law: A Critical and Comparative Analysis


Presentation by Phillip Karugaba, Head of Corporate Advisory at MMAKS Advocates, in Kampala Uganda. The presentation, made at an oil and gas workshop, outlines Uganda’s recently-passed and draft petroleum laws in relation to local content provisions. It makes recommendations on how to integrate important local content regulations into Uganda’s petroleum legislation and policy.