sharing in governance of extractive industries
By Coletta Wanjohi, Uganda
Bank of Uganda's main role is advising the government on all matters pertaining economic policy and de-velopment and this also involves the oil sector. The National Oil and Gas Policy that was approved by cabi-net in 2008 gives Bank of Uganda the mandate to be the manager of the oil revenue. This means that when Uganda's oil starts flowing and it is either exported or sold whatever revenue is realized will be managed largely by the central…Continue
Following a request by a GOXI member I have outlined the guidelines that Uganda Wildlife Authority has put in the hope that it will keep the protected areas safe.
Uganda Wildlife Authority has produced Oil Monitoring Guidelines
The Guidelines provide direction on how oil companies must conduct themselves when in the Protected Areas.
Key provisions in the guidelines include:-
- Oil Companies must remove waste immediately from PAs.
BY Coletta Wanjohi,Uganda
As Uganda is preparing for production of its estimated 1 billion barrels of recoverable oil, the safety of wild animals in protected areas continues to be of concern.
There are oil wells in areas gazetted for wildlife. These include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve,Bugungu Wildlife Reserve.
Oil is also suspected to be in Semuliki National Park and Toro…Continue
By Coletta Wanjohi
The discovery of oil in Uganda has raised concerns among many communities all over the country as to how they will benefit. In Ghana, where oil production has just begun, there is confusion over whose job it is to help the locals achieve a better standard of living. It has become a blame game with the companies feeling that they do enough, the communities expecting more and the government failing to draw a line between what its…