CSO letter to NEMA requesting for EACOP EACOP ESIA certificate

AFIEGO and our CSO partners have written to Uganda’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) requesting for the following:
A certified copy of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) certificate of approval for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project that NEMA issued to Total in December 2020;
A certified copy of the final EACOP ESIA report on which NEMA based to make a decision on the EACOP ESIA and;
A certified copy of the presiding officer’s report from the EACOP ESIA public hearings that took place in 2019.CSO letter to NEMA requesting for EACOP ESIA certificate

AFIEGO’s December 2020 newsletter

The newsletter has the following content:

Key 2020 achievements: Five-minute catchup
AFIEGO’s 2020 in review: What we did, learned and achieved
Civic space reduces further in Uganda in 2020
Pictorial of our 2020 activities
Lobbying in 2020
In the media in 2020AFIEGO’s December 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s October 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s October 2020 newsletter has the following content:
EACOP-affected people to Total: We need justice & fairness! Compensate us or abandon the project
Did you know?
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s October 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO research report -Impacts of oil refinery project on the affected people

The research was undertaken by AFIEGO between August 2019 and June 2020. A mixed methods research approach was employed and 237 respondents from five districts, nine sub-counties and 32 villages were reached.

During the research, an assessment of government’s compliance to the 2012 Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) report for the oil refinery project was undertaken. The impact that compliance or non-compliance to the RAP had on the socio-economic conditions of the affected people was assessed.AFIEGO research report -Impacts of oil refinery project on the affected people

AFIEGO’s September 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s September 2020 newsletter has the following content:
Left in the dark: Government violates EITI spirit in EACOP Host Government Agreement processes
Court case to stop Hoima Sugar’s destruction of Bugoma forest set to be ruled on
Save Bugoma Forest Campaigners set to report to police
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s September 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s August 2020 newsletter

AFIEGO’s August 2020 newsletter has the following content:
We must save Bugoma forest from NEMA and other government institutions’ illegal actions
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s August 2020 newsletter

CSO letter to NEMA to address illegalities and irregularities in Tilenga EMSPs public review process

Through the letter, the CSOs are calling on NEMA to address the illegalities and irregularities that are being seen in the public review process of the Tilenga oil project’s Environmental and Social Management Plans (EMSPs).

The Tilenga oil project will affect major ecosensitive areas in Uganda and the DRC including Murchison Falls National Park, River Nile, Lake Albert, the Murchison Falls-Albert Delta, Kabwoya Game Reserve, Bugungu Game Reserve and others.

Adherence to the law and effective public participation in development of mitigation or management plans among others is therefore needed to protect the above resources from oil impacts.Letter to NEMA on Tilenga ESMPs

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
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s July 2020 newsletter

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
Pictorial of our activities
Lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s June 2020 newsletter