February 28, 2024

CSOs asks Oil companies to be considerate as the Final Investment Decision is launched

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HOIMA

Following the joint venture partners in Uganda’s Oil and Gas, the civil society Organizations have requested the oil companies to be realistic to people on compensation after the Final Investment Decision has been made.

This was unveiled during a press brief at Bunyoro Albertine Petroleum Network on Environmental Conservation (BAPENECO) offices in Hoima city, a non-government organization that deals in environmental conservation.  

Brain Nahamya, working with an NGO called global rights alerts that deals in area with minerals, says people that were affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline have not been compensated adding that the rights of individuals have not been respected.

Pricilla Tumusiime working with NGO’s says there is a lack of information between the oil companies and the district officials that has affected the community from benefiting from the Oil and gas opportunities.

She calls upon people’s participation in the oil and gas sector citing that people should be forced to find information from their leaders and help from the offices of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.

Dickens Amanya, the coordinator BAPENECO says the districts are not yet prepared on environmental conservation which he says may affect the environment.

He adds that there is a need for sustainable planning for the city before it gets worse for the planning of the city.

The FID by Total Energies, CNOOC and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) is expected to see money invested towards the development of the Kingfisher and Tilenga projects in the Albertine Graben and the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) from Hoima to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania.

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