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Phaneroo Church Lights Up Social Media With Exciting Aerial Photos of World Formation

You have Probably seen certain cool street preachers always in the month of August every year! You have probably received a God teaching message on your phone every morning faithfully and consistently!
You have probably received an invitation to go for fellowship on Thursday at UMA Lugogo! You have probably seen beautiful young and vibrant corporates responding to God in an uncommon manner! You have probably seen a bumper sticker with "Phaneroo" and thought that it is a car manufacturing company.
Well, It is Phaneroo Fellowship,these gather every Thursday and Sunday at  the UMA gardens and pray and worship with such fervency as their Apostle Grace Lubega leads them. They are young and yet have an unwaving persistence pertaining their convictions.
As a fast growing church in Kampala, Phaneroo recently stormed one of the popular rugby grounds on Jinja Road to make a photo-shoot for their 4th anniversary which falls on 11th Augustat the Kololo airstrip themed "Stretch Forth"
They came up with exciting aerial photos of formation of the world and these have fired up social media. Sources confirm that approximately 4000 church members sat, stood and built maps for 6 hours with their Pastor at the helm issuing instructions.

Bunyoro Moves To Formalize Customary Land Tenure Laws

By George Businge

Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom in partnership with Land and Equality Movement - Uganda (LEMU) have started to mobilize clan heads to promote customary land tenure document endorsed by Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru 11 on 9th June, last Year.

During a Training workshop at Kolping Hotel on 13th July 2018, kingdom Chiefs had had a task of identifying all clans and their respective leaders, basically to facilitate information dissemination about this first written customary land tenure laws in the history of Bunyoro.

Judy Adoko, the Executive Director for LEMU, said they had so far identified 429 clans in Bunyoro. She displayed optimism that the document will help the poor majority to secure their land writes as replaced to acquiring a land title

which is expensive and easily acquirable by literates

Yolam Nsamba, Royal Commissioner for Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom said Values, Principle, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (VPPRR), a document on Bunyoro customary land laws, is very important because it focuses on human rights respect.

Much as customary land tenure is legal in Uganda, its weight has always been undermined by Lease Hold, Mailo and Freehold land tenures depriving many people of their land rights.

The document called Bunyoro customary land laws, Values, Principle, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (VPPRR), the laws cater for the rights of vulnerable groups including women both in their marital homes and back to their parents.

It further strengthens the role of clan heads as far as land dispute resolution is concerned as replaced to relatively expensive battles in competent courts.

The customary land laws have been translated from English into different languages spoken in Bunyoro including Lugungu, Kiswhaili and the sweeping Runyoro/Rutooro.

Buliisa County Chief, Hamboki Seremoth said, the document is very relevant to his area where land grabbing cases increased with the discovery of oil victimizing the poor and illiterate majority who cannot afford land titles.


CNOOC Spends On Modern Techniques Of Farming

By George Businge 

As part of efforts to promote national content, CNOOC Uganda contributed Shs20m towards the Hoima Farm Clinic held at Bulindi Zardi on 7th July 2018.

The farm clinic is intended to address issues on modern techniques of farming and below are some of the areas that will be covered: Seeds & varieties, Post harvest handling, Value addition, Economics and Sustainable land management (SLM). Farmers are equipped with advice, knowledge and ideas regarding modern profitable farming practices.

In the Industrial Baseline survey, Agriculture was one of the interventions that is required and CNOOC Uganda to tap into this forum to engage farmers to have the required standards and quality produce to ably supply to the oil and gas industry. Catering companies need food from the local agriculturalists and therefore the farmers were educated on quality, standards and needs as required by the oil and gas sector.

The farmers were happy to have CNOOC as they looked at this as opportunity to have markets their produce. CNOOC plans to hold a supplier development workshop with the farmers to further engage them to further prepare themselves especially for the construction period.

Aminah Bukenya, the Senior Public Relations Supervisor thanked Monitor Publication for the great initiative and urged farmers to prepare themselves so as to optimally benefit from the oil and gas industry.

Africa Oil Week 2018 Announces Conference Programme

Africa Oil Week (AOW) announced its programme for the 25th Africa Oil Week conference, 5-9 November in Cape Town, South Africa.  

The event is spread across five days and promises to present a content and networking-rich summit programme featuring over 150 speakers from across the international oil and gas sector including industry leaders, 11 African Energy & Petroleum Ministers, Heads of NOCs, banks and PE Funds and CEOs from all major oil companies and independent operators. 

Addressing the latest developments and trends in Africa's oil and gas sector, Africa Oil Week will explore and facilitate new opportunities, partnerships and deal-making through a high-profile summit, a dynamic exhibition and a roster of unrivalled networking events.

The summit programme will draw together over a thousand key players and leading decision makers to discuss drilling programmes, farm-ins, data viewings and new financing models which can be adapted to new upstream and energy ventures. 

As many regions of Africa continue to dominate interest across the industry, Africa Oil Week will host exclusive insights and debates from stakeholders in the most exciting territories on the continent.

Delegates will hear the latest industry announcements first-hand, and attend presentations and showcases of proprietary information on transformational projects, bidding rounds and farm-ins.

Africa Oil Week will also host the most exclusive networking functions which will provide unique opportunities to meet with global decision makers looking to develop and diversify their upstream portfolios. 

Africa Oil Week also has significant support from the industry, including lead sponsor Tullow Oil. Paul McDade, CEO, Tullow Oil, stated, "Africa Oil Week is the most important event of our year.  We're committed to the future of African oil and gas, and we're excited to come together in 2018 with a great list of leading companies, exhibitors and speakers focused on helping deliver Africa's full potential." 

The 25th Africa Oil Week Inaugural Ministerial & VIP Programme will be opened by Hon Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy, whilst the Welcome Reception will be opened by Her Excellency Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

The summit will host two Ministerial Panels where Minister Jeff Radebe will be joined by Ministers from Ghana, Niger, Uganda, Gambia, Nigeria, Mali, Republic of Congo and Guinea as they take to the stage to provide their insights on attracting international operators and investment, and outline their national oil and gas strategies.

Additionally, there will also be spotlight sessions addressing key developments in Africa focusing on topics such as: governance and regulation, production outlooks, the energy transition mix, M&A in African oil and gas, capacity development and gender diversification, gas to power and gas monetisation.

Running parallel to the Summit's plenary sessions is the Africa Oil Week Prospect Forum. Co-produced and held in partnership with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and supported by PVE Consulting, the Prospect Forum provides a unique and dedicated platform for Independent Oil Companies, Geo Service Companies and National Oil Companies to showcase the most compelling farm-in opportunities, basin insights and roadshows.

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