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Uganda's estimated oil wealth has increased from 3.5 billion to 6.5 billion barrels,following new discoveries. || 80% of the land in Uganda is tilled by Women but they own less than 10% of it. || The Albertine grabben, where most of Uganda's oil is found, is also one of the most ecologically diverse regions in Africa.
The newsletter contains the following content:
  • The violent eviction of MPs from parliament, decreasing civic space & what Ugandans can do 
  • Community voices 
  • Pictorial of our activities 
  • Lobbying 
  • In the media 
  • Upcoming events

See more: AFIEGO's September 2017 Newsletter

The report contains oil host and other community views on government's proposed constitutional land amendments.
The consultations were undertaken by AFIEGO and Members of Parliament (MPs) during a visit by the MPs to the the oil-rich Albertine Graben.
The report also contains information on the mismanagement of the oil refinery project's resettlement process. This mismanagement has caused suffering to oil host communities and we hope we can work together to end this suffering.

 

The communique is in reaction to President Museveni's recent countrywide land sensitisation campaigns. The campaigns are meant to, among others, popularise the proposed amendment to Article 26 of the Uganda Constitution to allow government to acquire citizens' property prior to prompt payment of fair and adeqaute compensation in case of disputes.
The communique calls on President Museveni and his government to stop intimidating the media and citizens and further shows that the proposed land amendments are not for the common good.
 

Read about:

  • Lessons from Nigeria: Uganda must focus on renewable energy
  • MPs to summon Minister of Energy after visit to refinery community
  • Pictorial of our activities
  • Lobbying
  • In the media 
  • Upcoming events. AFIEGO's August 2017 newsletter

This press release clarifies that AFIEGO did not make the refinery PAPs to boycott the commissioning. Government's broken promises, injustices and others angered the PAPs and led to the boycott of the commissioning. 

Read the full statement via Press release on allegations by Ministry of Energy on AFIEGO's role in boycott of refinery resettlement commissioning

Over 80 refinery-affected families that were set to be relocated from the refinery area by government this Thursday August 10, 2017 have resolved that they will not be relocated until government fulfills promises it made to them in the October 2012 Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Report for the oil refinery project. Refinery people refuse to participate in gov't handover of houses tomorrow

On August 1, 2017, Members of the Guild Presidents’ Forum on Oil Governance (GPFOG), a youth-led association comprising of current and former Guild Presidents, Guild Ministers and all youth leaders in institutions of higher learning across Uganda, met in Kampala and deliberated on government plans articulated by its officials including Mr. David Mafabi, the Political Assistant in the President’s Office and MPs such as Ibrahim Abiriga, Simeo Nsubuga, James Kakooza and others to amend Article 102(b) of the 1995 Uganda Constitution to lift the presidential age limit.   GPFOG statement on plan to amend article 102 of the constitution

Read about:

  • Uganda's youth warn: Changing of the constitution will deter oil benefits
  • What youth should know about oil & gas talent register being developed by gov't
  • Pictorial
  • Lobbying
  • In the media
  • Upcoming events. AFIEGO's July 2017 Newsletter

The 2016 annual report shows detailed information on activities implemented and achievements registered by AFIEGO in 2016.

 
Read the full annual report via AFIEGO's 2016 annual report