sharing in governance of extractive industries
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…Continue
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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…
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 …Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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