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MUKALAZI DEUS
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Mar 23, 2012
MUKALAZI DEUS commented on Kasita Ibrahim Emolu's blog post 'Guiding The Oil Debate In Uganda'
"Kasita,thanks for the update.I find you piece a bit skewed and misleading in a number of ways. 1. The issue is not whether the oil debate is misguided or not. the issue should be whether the queries and facts being laid on the table are valid or…"
Mar 23, 2012
Joachim Bagaza commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Uganda: Ignoring MPs' resolutions doesn't bode well'
"Deus, is Parliament against the Oil deal because from the value for money concerns or from the legal perspectives (absence of MP approval)? What really went wrong?  "
Mar 2, 2012
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Feb 25, 2012
MUKALAZI DEUS commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Uganda: Ignoring MPs' resolutions doesn't bode well'
"Aidoo, brief response to your questions. 1. The agreements in Uganda are not yet accessible. The ones that were signed before were deposited in the Parliamentary Library and can only be accessed by Members of parliament who are not supposed to…"
Feb 24, 2012
Kobina Aidoo commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Uganda: Ignoring MPs' resolutions doesn't bode well'
"Mukalazi - I have a few clarifying questions: 1. What is the content of the agreement? 2: What mechanism, if any, does parliament have to stop such a transaction? 3. How narrowly does the parliamentary resolution define "transaction?" "
Feb 24, 2012
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Uganda: Ignoring MPs' resolutions doesn't bode well

On February 3, 2012, the media was awash with news of signing of new production sharing agreements (PSAs) between Tullow Oil and Government of Uganda.The gusto and excitement that surrounded this signing is proof that Uganda’s nascent oil and gas sector will never be the same again. It should be noted that this is not Uganda’s first PSA; so, the euphoria surrounding this particular one speaks volumes and there is more to it than meets the eye.To begin with, the signing of this PSA comes at a…See More
Feb 17, 2012
Henry Mugisha Bazira commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"Deus, This is a great piece. Thanks. Henry"
Jan 23, 2012
George Lugalambi and MUKALAZI DEUS are now friends
Jan 21, 2012
MUKALAZI DEUS commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"Edmund, you are right. As a country we need to subscribe to the EITI. Uganda has an Oil and Gas Policy. Its been in existence since 2008. Objective VI of the Policy explicitly commits government to subscribe to EITI. More so, in October, there was a…"
Jan 20, 2012
Edmund Rich commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"Good article Mukalazi.  An important starting point for Uganda would be to sign up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative along with 35 other coutnries, including 21 African contires.  This would give citizens reliable…"
Jan 20, 2012
Nick Young commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"You’re absolutely right that a public knowledge and information deficit is dangerous (as I argued in a similar Monitor piece last August, which I’ve just posted to this site.)   But the technocrats in Uganda’s civil…"
Jan 20, 2012
Niwamanya Shallon commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"thanks again Deus"
Jan 20, 2012
MUKALAZI DEUS commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"The Ministry of Energy Communications Team (interesting to know they have one) placed a response in yesterday's papers. It contains interesting revelations. Much as they claim alot of informationn is already in the public domain, they admit the…"
Jan 20, 2012
Niwamanya Shallon commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"sorry, i meant Deus"
Jan 20, 2012
Niwamanya Shallon commented on MUKALAZI DEUS's blog post 'Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information'
"i agree with you Denis."
Jan 20, 2012

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PROGRAM OFFICER
About My Work
TWAWEZA WORKS TO IGNITE CITIZENS INNER ABILITIES TO CHANGE THINGS AROUND THEM. WE DO THIS BY PROVIDING INFORMATION THAT CAN WIDEN CITIZENS' IMAGINATION TO BE INSPIRED TO TAKE ACTION. INFORMATION THAT ENABLES PEOPLE REALIZE THAT DEVELOPMENT IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED AND FACILITATED TO TAKE ACTION TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER. WE CONNECT CITIZENS WITH GOVERNMENTS BY GIVING THEM INFORMATION ON SERVICE DELIVERY SO THEY CAN HOLD THEIR LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE.
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oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection

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Uganda: Ignoring MPs' resolutions doesn't bode well

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 9:03 3 Comments

On February 3, 2012, the media was awash with news of signing of new production sharing agreements (PSAs) between Tullow Oil and Government of Uganda.

The gusto and excitement that surrounded this signing is proof that Uganda’s nascent oil and gas sector will never be the same again. It should be noted that this is not Uganda’s first PSA; so, the euphoria surrounding this particular one speaks volumes and there is more to it than meets the eye.

To begin with, the signing of…

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Misplaced excitement about oil in Uganda due to lack of information

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 14:10 8 Comments

2011 will go into the annals of Uganda’s history as the year when the oil bubble burst. The last quarter of the year was characterised by much talk on oil that persistent media reports quoted the President advising Ugandans not to be so excited about the recent oil discoveries.

All this after the oil debate reached boiling point and climaxed with a special session in Parliament to discuss developments in the oil industry. At some point, the President was even quoted as having said…

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Uganda on the verge of sacrificing Democracy at the altar of Oil Production

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 8:14 0 Comments

The effects of oil discoveries on state building and democratization are well documented. Countries rich in natural resources –in particular oil and gas-are less likely to have democratic political systems. In effect, access to oil wealth can allow leaders to successfully repress or co-opt their oppositions, and thus avoid having to relinquish power through competitive and fair electoral competition.

Uganda, long hailed as a beacon of hope in regards to democracy and building of…

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Uganda: Include Oil Sector Secrecy in Economic Sabotage Crime

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 7:17 1 Comment

President Museveni recently requested NRM Members of Parliament to support the proposed amendments that will see suspects for crimes related to murder, rape, treason, rape, defilement, rioters and economic sabotage denied bail for at least six months. A committee to study the President's wish led by Mr Amama Mbabazi was formed to expedite the wish.

Save for economic saboteurs, I do understand the other crimes. Mr Museveni did not define who an economic saboteur is either. The…

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