Friday, September 13th, 2019
Through the statement, the CSOs are calling on government not to bow to pressure by the oil companies. The CSOs insist that government must demand that Tullow Oil pays the taxes due to government.
While the CSOs support government to collect tax, they note that government’s violation of environment and other laws, abuse of oil revenues and failure to use oil money to benefit citizens has denied government social capital that it would rely on to demand for tax from oil companies.
It has also perhaps emboldened oil companies to drag government through one expensive tax dispute after another. The CSOs make recommendations for action by government.
Kindly refer to the attached CSO statement and press release for more CSO statement on suspension of EACOP activities 05-09-2019