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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

AFIEGO’s May 2020 newsletter pdf

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AFIEGO’s May 2020 newsletter has the following content:
Assessing environmental and human rights abuses committed amidst COVID-19 restrictions
Pictorial and lobbying
In the media
Upcoming eventsAFIEGO’s May 2020 newsletter pdf

AFIEGO’s April 2020 newsletter (2)

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

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

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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