AFIEGO’s April 2020 newsletter (2)

AFIEGO’s April 2020 newsletter has the following content:
The Tullow Oil-Total deal is bad! It must be rejected by government and citizens
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Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s April 2020 newsletter (2)

CSO communique on Tullow-Total sale in Lake Albert oil project 27-04-2020

Communique issued by 23 Ugandan civil society organisations (CSOs) following last week’s news in which Total revealed that negotiations to buy Tullow’s entire assets in the Lake Albert oil project have been concluded.

Total will buy Tullow’s assets in the aforementioned project at $575 million. The sale will fetch Uganda $14.6 million in taxes. This is a decline of $152.4 million from the tax of $167 million that had been assessed by Uganda’s government in the sale between Tullow, Total and CNOOC that should have been concluded last year.

Through the attached communique,the CSOs call for the following among others:
That the Ministry of Energy, parliament and Ugandans should not accept a sale in which they are losing taxes;
That government should wait until the oil prices are conducive and the Coronavirus pandemic is over before approving any sales;
That transparency must be promoted to avoid bad deals;
That government must wait until the court cases against Total are concluded.CSO communique on Tullow-Total sale in Lake Albert oil project 27-04-2020

CSO memorandum of gaps in 2018 Land Acquisition Bill 30-March-2020

CSO memorandum of gaps in 2018 Land Acquisition Bill 30-March-2020

AFIEGO’s March 2020 newsletter

The newsletter expresses AFIEGO’s solidarity with those who are beleaguered because of COVID-19 and the brave frontliners who are fighting the disease. It calls on the world’s leaders to use this time to recommit to promoting environmental and biodiversity conservation.

The newsletter also discusses the gaps and weaknesses in the Kingfisher oil project’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) certificate of approval that was handed over to CNOOC by NEMA this month.

Kindly read more in the newsletter which has the following content:
Kingfisher oil project ESIA certificate: NEMA must stop endangering our environment with illegal certificates
Pictorial of our activities
In the media
Lobbying
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s March 2020 newsletter

AFIEGOs February 2020 newsletter

Through our February 2020 newsletter, we are urgently calling on government to address gaps in the 2018 Land Acquisition before the bill is presented before parliament for debate and enactment.

The newsletter also has the following content:
Government, stop trying to amend Article 26 of the Constitution through the 2018 Land Acquisition Bill
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Lobbying
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s February 2020 newsletter

Media release on outcomes of the oil refinery case of 21-February-2020

On Friday February 21, 2020, court heard the case through which the refinery-affected people are accusing government of paying them delayed, unfair and inadequate compensation.

During the court case hearing, the people submitted evidence that showed how government’s failure to pay them prompt, fair and adequate compensation, failure to implement commitments in the 2012 Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) report, government’s use of a cut-off-date in an unconditional and inhumane manner and others is affecting the people.

For instance, todate, nearly eight years after the people were displaced, they are faced with isolation, are discriminated against, live in broken families and have limited access to credit services due to limited social capital among others.

The people want court to order government to remedy some of the injustices against them through paying them adequate compensation among others.

The refinery-affected people’s court case is important for ensuring that other project-affected people including those in the oil sector are not affected by the same injustices that the refinery-affected people were.

Kindly download and circulate the attached press statement to promote justice for all oil-affected people.Media release on outcomes of the oil refinery case of 21-February-2020

AFIEGO’s January 2020 newsletter

In our January 2020 newsletter (which is attached), we discuss the implications the unfortunate abuse of oil revenues is having on environmental conservation efforts and protection of communities’ livelihoods amidst oil threats.

The newsletter also has the following content:
Abuse of oil revenues in Uganda: Implications for the environment & communities
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Lobbying
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Kindly download, read and circulate the newsletter to enable us to build momentum for action on the recommendations.AFIEGOs January 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s December 2019 newsletter

This newsletter highlights the work undertaken by AFIEGO in 2019 and the achievements that the organisation registered as a result. The newsletter also discusses the challenges AFIEGO faced during the course of the organisation’s work in 2020 and gives a way forward to address the challenges.AFIEGO’s December 2019 newsletter

AFIEGO’s November 2019 newsletter

The newsletter calls for the protection of the Murchison Falls landscape from hydropower dams, oil and other degrading activities.

The call is made following cabinet approving the conduct of a feasibility study to guide development of a dam at the Uhuru Falls, which are adjacent to the Murchison falls. Through the newsletter, we argue that no study can save the Uhuru and Murchison falls from destruction if a dam is permitted.

The newsletter also questions Bonang Power and Energy (Pty) Ltd’s ability to deliver a hydropower dam while protecting the environment and communities’ rights.

The company’s track record in delivering hydropower dams is largely unknown. Through the newsletter, we show that the company could be a front for corrupt officials who have caused loss of taxpayers’ money, have caused untold suffering to Ugandans and have degraded the environment.

Read more about the above in the newsletter which has the following content:
Murchison Falls National Park, oil & the proposed hydropower dam: A case of impunity, greed and corruption meeting
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Lobbying
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Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s November 2019 newsletter

Comunique calling on NEMA to address gaps in draft ESIA regulations 21-11-2019

Kindly read about the above and more gaps in the attached communique.

Thereafter, kindly call on NEMA to act on the recommendations in this communique to promote transparency, accountability, inclusiveness and effective public participation in public hearingsComunique calling on NEMA to address gaps in draft ESIA regulations 21-11-2019