Refinery Project Affected Persons Get Homes

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on Thursday commissioned forty-six houses located in Kyakaboga Parish, Buseruka Subcounty Hoima District to the eligible households, who opted for resettlement during the land acquisition process for the refinery and other petroleum infrastructure in Kabaale Parish,Buseruka Subcounty Hoima District. While presiding over the ceremony, Hon. Eng Simon D’Ujanga, Minister of State for Energy thanked the project affected persons (PAPs), the Bunyoro region for accepting to host a significant part of the oil and gas infrastructure that is required for Uganda to become an oil producing nation. “The 29.57 square kilometres of land in Kabaale will host the 60,000 barrels of oil per day refinery, an international airport, Petrochemical Industries together with crude oil storage, Logistics, warehousing and other associated facilities”, he added. The commissioning of the houses is a culmination of the land acquisition process which was guided by a Resettlement Action Plan…

Total, CNOOC Take On Uganda’s International Oil & Gas Summit

Total and CNOOC Limited have confirmed their support for the 3rd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2017, partnering as lead sponsors and co-hosts to the event when it returns 27-28th September at the Hotel Serena, Kampala. This year’s SUmmit is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda with the support of the Uganda National Oil Company and Petroleum Authority Uganda. Building on the success of its 2nd edition in 2016 which saw over 350 attendees, UIOGS 2017 will again demonstrate the importance of Uganda’s exciting oil and gas industry, discussing and debating the future of exploration and production in the region. It will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts in their fields from all across the world. Further underlining its growing international significance, UIOGS 2017 now has supporting partners from all over the globe including Ponticelli Uganda, Emerson Automation Solutions, Civtec…

Museveni, Magufuli Tee Off Oil Pipeline Construction

The presidents of Uganda and Tanzania teed off the construction of the 1,445 km East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) with a promise that the infrastructure will boost the Foreign Direct Investment of both countries. The Joint Venture partners; CNOOC Uganda Limited, Total E&P Uganda and Tullow Uganda are spearheading the construction of $3.5billion pipeline which will be the longest electronically heated crude export pipeline. The venture partners said the project, which will transport crude from Hoima in western Uganda to the coastal port of Tanga in Tanzania, would open up the entire East African region to further opportunities for trade and socio – economic development. Tanzania’s President, John Pombe Magufuli called on the Joint Venture partners to treat the construction of the pipeline with urgency. We don’t need to delay the completion of the project for almost three years. They can do it even night and day to ensure…

Uganda, Consortium Reach Refinery Deal Agreement

A statement released by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development reveals that the Government of Uganda has agreed core project terms for the Uganda Refinery Project with the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC) for the development of a greenfield oil Refinery to be located in Hoima district in western Uganda. The energy ministry said this follows a thorough review process of over 40 companies that expressed interest to develop the much anticipated oil refinery. The AGRC consortium is made up of General Electric (GE) Oil and Gas, YAATRA Ventures LLC, Intracontinent Asset Holdings Ltd (IA) and Saipem SpA, in the role of Engineering, Procurement and Construction partner (EPC). The Consortium has proposed to Government a financing approach and a path to establish, develop and operate a commercially viable refinery company with a strategic benefit to the country and the region. The agreement of the core project terms signals the start…

UCMP Schedules Skilling Convention To Boost Local Content

Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP) will on September 20, 2017 in Kampala hold its first skilling convention. The convention is targeting at supplementing what private companies are doing in equipping Ugandans with necessary skills to work in the oil industry especially in the development phase. “There is a lack of depth in a numbers of very remedial skills along the value chain whether it’s driving, welding, fabricating, name it. These gaps can be filled with skilling and training and a little bit of guidance,” noted Patrick Mweheire, the Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Officer during a meeting with the Chamber council to which he is the vice chairperson. The chamber announced it is going to dedicate most of its efforts towards skilling of Ugandans and advocating for local content in the Oil & Gas industry, as the country intensifies arrangements to achieve First Oil by 2020. Dr Elly Karuhanga,…

Bunyoro MPs Advise Government To Withdraw Constitutional Amendment Bill On Land

By George Busiinge Members of Parliament (MPs) from Hoima district have advised government to withdraw constitutional amendment bill on the compulsory land acquisition by government. This was after residents in their public hearing meetings opposed the bill on grounds that once passed would weaken bibanja owners’ rights on their land. The last consultative meeting was held at Kabwoya sub-county headquarters this week in Buhaguzi County where residents warned the area member of parliament Dan Muhairwe against supporting it. The residents instead challenged the legislatures to address issues affecting national development citing corruption, unemployment, poverty among others other than wasting time to discuss on laws aimed at depriving them their right to own land. Speaking to Earthfinds reporter, Dan Muhairwe, the Buhaguzi legislature said government should drop the bill since the public is opposed to it. Tophus Kaahwa, the district woman Member of Parliament said they can’t support something which has…

New UCMP Council To Focus On Skilling Ugandans, Local Content

The Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP) is going to dedicate most of its efforts towards skilling of Ugandans and advocating for local content in the Oil & Gas industry, as the country intensifies arrangements to achieve First Oil by 2020. These two issues were the main areas of focus as the new UCMP council kicked off its tenure, at a meeting hosted by Patrick Mweheire, the Stanbic Bank, Chief Executive and also the new Vice Chairman of the Chamber on Thursday July 27, 2017. “Before any oil gets out of the ground, a lot of money is going to be invested in the economy – somewhere between $10 to - $15 billion. That is almost 50% of Uganda’s GDP. So the questions we have to grapple with are, ‘What can we do as a Chamber to unblock particular areas that will allow us to harness this opportunity?’ and…

New UCMP Council To Focus On Skilling Ugandans, Local Content

The Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP) is going to dedicate most of its efforts towards skilling of Ugandans and advocating for local content in the Oil & Gas industry, as the country intensifies arrangements to achieve First Oil by 2020. These two issues were the main areas of focus as the new UCMP council kicked off its tenure, at a meeting hosted by Patrick Mweheire, the Stanbic Bank, Chief Executive and also the new Vice Chairman of the Chamber on Thursday July 27, 2017. “Before any oil gets out of the ground, a lot of money is going to be invested in the economy – somewhere between $10 to - $15 billion. That is almost 50% of Uganda’s GDP. So the questions we have to grapple with are, ‘What can we do as a Chamber to unblock particular areas that will allow us to harness this opportunity?’ and…

Bunyoro Parents Told To Invest In Their Children’s Education

By George Busiinge Butemba constituency, in Kyankwanzi district, Member of Parliament Kamusiime Innocent Pentagon has called upon parents in Bunyoro region to invest in children education so that they can take part of the oil and gas revolution ongoing in the Albertine grabben. Kamusiime said this at Destiny International Secondary School in Hoima district during their talent show and celebrating Destiny Secondary School day. Kamusiime also asked parents to always put much emphasis on developing talent for their children if academic standards are to improve in the county. He added that some parents don’t take talentsas big thing towards which make children escape from classrooms and school to go and practice away from school. He said “Bunyoro region has a lot of children with talent who need support from their parents by either supporting them with money and other utilities used to promote talent.” The Bunyoro Kitara Prime Minister Norman…

Total And Worldline Announce Guichet Unique Agreements With African Fintech InTouch

Total and Worldline this week announced they signed binding technological, commercial and financing agreements with African fintech InTouch on July 13, 2017. Under the agreements, Total and Worldline will support the deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in eight African countries — Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, the Republic of Guinea and Senegal. Guichet Unique provides retail networks with a unique customer-friendly device that makes it possible to securely and seamlessly accept all means of payment, including mobile money, payments through private label cards and cash, and to distribute third party services, such as subscriptions to media content, bill payment, money transfer, card top-up, banking and insurance. Already deployed in more than 170 Total service stations and more than 600 independent points of sale in Senegal, the Guichet Unique platform manages more than 30,000 transactions per day in that country. As part of these agreements: Total and…
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