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A forgotten people on a not so forgotten land: Travails of the Turkana living with oil on their land

I spent a week in Turkana. A most depressing week on the vast, parched and barren Turkana land. Arriving in Turkana, there are no illusions- it is a harsh place, intolerably hot with little vegetative cover. And yet, this land, most barren- yielded an oil resource that holds the potential to transform the lives of not just the Turkana, but the lives of many Kenyan citizens.

Tullow Oil, with government oversight, has been actively developing the project from as far back as 2012. The…


Added by Gilbert Makore on March 6, 2019 at 11:44 — No Comments

The Early Oil Pilot Scheme: A Litmus Test of Kenya’s Oil Governance

Amid much pomp and fanfare, President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) on the 3rd of June in Turkana. The Scheme entails the transportation of stored crude oil drawn from the testing oil wells; and the production of 2000 barrels of oil per day over a two-year period.

Tullow Oil has stated that the…


Added by Gilbert Makore on August 28, 2018 at 11:22 — No Comments

New Discussion Paper on Sub-National Payments in Kenya's Oil Sector

This paper aims to give an overview of revenue benefit sharing in the context of Kenya’s oil development in Turkana. It outlines the importance of revenue sharing; what the different proposed formulas may mean with respect to the cash value of transfers to sub-national levels; assesses absorptive capacity of Turkana county as this has been put forward as justifying the proposed revenue sharing formula as contained in the current Bill and concludes with recommendations for both national and…


Added by Gilbert Makore on May 8, 2018 at 11:12 — 1 Comment

Kenya’s New Government and Imperatives for Extractives Governance Reform


After a long electoral period, Kenya now has a new Parliament and Cabinet Secretaries nominated in January 2018. Institutionally, the ministries responsible for mining and petroleum have…


Added by Gilbert Makore on February 20, 2018 at 12:07 — No Comments

Oxfam Kenya's New Report- Testing Community Consent: Tullow Oil Project in Kenya

The report is available here


Oxfam in Kenya, in line with its country strategy which aims at influencing positive policy and practice changes supported by evidence, commissioned a research to assess Tullow…


Added by Gilbert Makore on November 13, 2017 at 6:10 — No Comments

The US Withdrawal from EITI: A Note from Africa


The US formally communicated its decision to withdraw from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on the 2nd of November. This was hardly surprising and was expected given an earlier decision to remove Section 1504 Dodd Frank Act that would have…


Added by Gilbert Makore on November 6, 2017 at 14:19 — 2 Comments

Communique from the 1st Uganda-Tanzania CSO Convening on the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

23rd – 24th August, 2017

LAICO, Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda


We, representatives of faith-based organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, local government, media and academics from Uganda, Tanzania, and international partners from Nigeria, Chad and the United States of America met on August 23- 24, 2017 in Entebbe, Uganda to share information, experiences and lessons, and deliberate on the proposed…


Added by Gilbert Makore on October 2, 2017 at 8:59 — No Comments

CSOs in Uganda and Tanzania Urge Against Haste in East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Project

Civil society calls for fair compensation of oil pipeline victims


Wednesday, 9 August

By John Namkwahe

Civil Society Organisations have called upon the governments of Tanzania and Uganda to develop Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) in a participatory and transparent manner.This follows the envisaged…


Added by Gilbert Makore on August 9, 2017 at 12:12 — No Comments

Balancing Infrastructure Development and Community Livelihoods: Lessons from Tanzania's Natural Gas Pipeline


 Oxfam in Tanzania recently commissioned a research on ' Balancing Infrastructure Development and Community Livelihoods: Lessons from the Mtwara- dar es Salaam Natural Gas Pipeline' . The full report is available for download here …

Added by Gilbert Makore on July 24, 2017 at 9:32 — No Comments

Does Zimbabwe's Central Bank Export Incentive for Mining Need a Re-think?

In May 2016, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced an export incentive scheme to promote the export of goods and services in order for the economy to benefit from the liquidity derived from exports. As some mining companies begin to report on their earnings, it is becoming evident that the export incentive has been beneficial to them.

Asa Resources owned …


Added by Gilbert Makore on March 7, 2017 at 12:44 — No Comments

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC) Needs Watching

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC) is currently mining diamonds in Marange albeit on a small scale given that there remains legal contestation over the consolidation process itself. Companies including Anjin, Jinan and Mbada have challenged the consolidation at the Courts.

What is of interest is that ZCDC intends to conduct riverbed gold mining in Gache Gache River on the…


Added by Gilbert Makore on February 7, 2017 at 13:12 — 1 Comment

Zimbabwe's Mining Sector in 2017: Through the Looking Glass

1-Gold will continue to do well. The country is likely to breach 20 tonnes once again as the RBZ continues its drive to mop up ASM gold through increased monitoring and improving market access (‘ no questions asked’ policy). There might not be a significant increase in gold deliveries if the liquidity crisis does not ease. Deliveries are likely to plateau- discouraged by failure of FPR to pay hard currency but evened off by miners who may still want some of the 5% export incentive. Alluvial…


Added by Gilbert Makore on January 31, 2017 at 10:45 — No Comments


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