AFIEGO’s July 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s July 2020 newsletter has the following content:
NEMA must stop illegalities and irregularities by Total in Tilenga ESMPs review process
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CSO statement on Uganda’s 2020-2021 budget

The CSO statement on Uganda’s 2020-2021 budget outline key gaps in the budget for government and parliament’s action. These gaps include:

Failure by government to identify sugarcane as a problem that is promoting food insecurity, forest loss and others. Government plans to further support commercialisation of this crop despite the food insecurity, land grabbing and other challenges it has caused. The crop is also currently a threat to Bugoma forest.

Failure by government to identify and address challenges such as land grabbing, displacement of communities without prompt payment of fair and adequate compensation in addition to other challenges that undermine food security. Restoration of communities’ food security is a key aim of the budget following the locust invasion and flooding challenges that Uganda has experienced.

Failure to prioritise investments in off-grid clean energy, environmental conservation and the agricultural sector. Under the budget, priority was given to expanding the electricity grid despite its shortfalls in increasing power access, promoting roads in addition to energy sector activities including oil and others that degrade the environment and others.

The operational space for politicians, CSOs and human rights defenders could also decrease due to the increased budget to the security docket amidst the 2021 general elections, critical oil activities and othersCSO statement on Uganda’s 2020-2021 budget

AFIEGO’s June 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s June 2020 newsletter has the following content:
Open letter to President Museveni: Bugoma forest needs to be saved from impunity, corruption, oil and other threats
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AFIEGO’s May 2020 newsletter pdf

AFIEGO’s May 2020 newsletter has the following content:
Assessing environmental and human rights abuses committed amidst COVID-19 restrictions
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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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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
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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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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