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Kasita Ibrahim Emolu
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Inform and educate the public about issues affecting their lives.
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Governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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Guiding The Oil Debate In Uganda

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:35 8 Comments

Let us not misguide the oil debate

By Ibrahim Kasita

The energy ministry finallytabled two oil Bills - the Petroleum (exploration, development and production) Bill 2012 and the Petroleum (refining, gas processing and conversion, transportation and storage) Bill 2012 - in Parliament in last week.

The third Bill - the Petroleum revenue management Bill - is expected to be tabled before Parliament soon by the finance…


Infrastructure Bottlenecks Remains A Hurdle for Uganda's Oil Exploitation!

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:11 4 Comments

Where will Money for Oil Infrastructure come from?


Uganda’s oil and gas industry is now fast moving from exploration to appraisal, development and production chain. Tullow and partners suggested that commercial production could start in two to three years.

“This timeline is technically feasible,” Eoin Mekie, the Tullow…


Neptune Misfortune: Uganda Learn OIl Is A Risky Venture

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:02 0 Comments

Oil firm fails to find wells


By Ibrahim Kasita

Imagine investing $50m (sh125b) in a business venture and after seven years there is nothing to show. This is what happened to Neptune Petroleum Uganda Ltd when it invested $50m in drilling three wells -Iti-1, Avivi-1 and the latest Mvule-1 in West Nile in Uganda.

Only to discover a dry well or a well filled with water. The $50m was not readily available on…


The Addis Ababa Declaration on Sustainable Africa Extractive Industry: From Vision to Action.

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 13:00 0 Comments

The Second African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development held in Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa ending today have come up with declaration  for the sustainable development of the mining sector.

            The “Addis Ababa Declaration on Building A sustainable Future for Africa’s Extractive Industry – From Vision to Action” explain raises concern about the continuing high incidence of poverty and underdevelopment in Africa amidst…


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At 18:38 on September 17, 2011, Cindy Kroon said…
Hi Ibrahim, I have a question about the legislative framework in Uganda. Has the Petroleum Bill passed? Do you have a copy? Are there regulations already? Many thanks for helping me out with this one! Cindy
At 14:28 on July 11, 2011, Ahmed Finoh said…


I am just reading a sad story in the EDUCATION section of your paper, the New Vision online  about a little girl called Maria with some health problem that has made her quit school. She was hoping to become a medical doctor.

How can I help her return to school?

Eng. Ahmed Finoh

Durham, NC/USA



At 14:51 on June 23, 2010, Cindy Kroon said…
Hi Ibrahim! How are you? I'm curious to know how the training went last weekend? Do you have a participant list and an agenda by any chance? Thanks! Cindy
At 21:35 on June 14, 2010, Kathrin Frauscher said…
Hello Ibrahim.

We set up a group for Wilton Park participants (see under groups). We will send our reports of the Big Conversation out through the group. If you want to receive them, please join the group.


At 17:14 on June 14, 2010, Kathrin Frauscher said…
Hi Ibrahim - how are you? I thought that it would be great to have a group for journalists on Goxi. I remember that quite a few people at the Big Conversation were passionate about the power of media for better governance in EI. Would you be interested in forming a group and inviting journalists from Uganda and other countries to join? Best.
At 21:17 on June 7, 2010, Cindy Kroon said…
Hi Ibrahim - check out this article "Liberia: LEITI Seeks Media Teamwork". It stresses the importance of good media reporting again. I wonder if/how we could engage media more not only on GOXI but on how to get the information to the people in a clear and effective way. You've been working on that, right? Could you share some of your material/articles? Thanks!


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