Kenya Picks Petroleum Regulatory Authority Formation Lessons From Uganda

A delegation from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mines, Kenya has completed a two-day benchmarking and familiarisation visit to the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC). The Government of Kenya is in the process of setting up a Petroleum Regulatory Authority. The three institutions held a series of meetings with the five-man delegation led by Mr. James Ng’ang’a the Ag. Secretary Petroleum at the Ministry and the PAU’s offices. “Uganda’s collaboration with our Kenya counterparts in the oil and gas sector dates to the 1990s when both countries were acquiring data to promote the sector in the region. It is important to keep up the momentum to collaborate and learn from each other’s achievements”, Mr. Robert Kasande, Permanent Secretary, MEMD said. Mr. James Ng’ang’a revealed that that the objective of the Kenyan Government is to set…

Oil Refinery-Affected People Compensation Court Case Continues Tomorrow

Tomorrow on Friday, February 21, 2020, the oil refinery-affected people will appear in court for hearing of their case against the government. The case hearing will take place at the Kampala High Court. The oil refinery-affected people filed the court case against the government in March 2014 following government failure to pay them prompt, fair and adequate compensation while acquiring their land beginning in 2012 for an oil refinery that will be located in Kabaale, Hoima. The above failure by the government constituted a violation of Article 26 of the 1995 Uganda Constitution which provides for the prompt payment of fair and adequate compensation before government compulsorily acquires citizens’ private property. At the case hearing tomorrow, two refinery-affected government will be cross-examined in the morning and afternoon by the government’s lawyer. “Court heard our prayer and agreed to fast track hearing of the people’s case. This is why the case…

South Sudan Make Case For Oil & Gas Financial Transparency In Latest Report

The seventh Petroleum Report issued by the Ministry of Petroleum, Republic of South Sudan, provides an overview of world oil markets and fundamentals, price forecasts, oilfield reserves, and the ministry's marketing performance. It forms part of continued efforts by Hon. Eng. Awow Daniel Chuang, the Minister of Petroleum, to promote openness and accountability in this crucial sector. "We are trying to increase transparency in the country's oil and gas sector, specifically concerning the financial aspects. The Ministry of Petroleum has produced this journal which will provide all the information about our production, sales, and even the environment. "We include all the opportunities in South Sudan regarding refineries, pipelines and other facilities. All this information is now available, and everyone will have access to it."The report outlines the ministry's infrastructure plans, including refineries and storage depots and provides insight into how the country has advanced its sales of crude oil on…

Local Content Policies Set To Shape Energy Investments In Senegal

As Senegal’s first oil and gas projects are under-development and the first production is expected within two years, the African Energy Chamber conducted this week a working visit in Dakar to promote investment into the country and support local content development and capacity building.Led by Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, the African Energy Chamber’s delegation advocated for local content as a pillar of the industry’s sustainability efforts and offered all its support to continue pushing and financing Senegal’s initiatives to build capacity and build a new generation of Senegalese oil & gas workers and managers. “Oil companies have an unmatched ability, and a profound responsibility, to support H.E. Macky Sall’s bold vision in shaping an economy that works for all Senegalese and preserves their freedoms,” said NJ Ayuk.The team met with H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal; H.E. Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé, Minister of Petroleum and Energies, Ousmane Ndiaye,…

Total, NWSC Partner To Launch 20th African Water Association Congress

Total Uganda and National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) have launched their partnership in hosting the 20th African Water Association (AfWA) Congress and Exhibition at the Total Head Office on plot 4 8th street. The bi-annual Congress held by the African Water Association as part of a mechanism to enhance exchange of ideas and seek for innovative solutions related to the water and sanitation sector. The Congress is organised by AfWA in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment and National Water and Sewerage Corporation on behalf of the Government of Uganda. The AfWA Congress which will be officiated over by the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, will focus on the new breakthrough solutions and innovations to address the current water and sanitation challenges in Africa. It will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel from 24th -27th February under the theme; “Breaking New Grounds to…

Africa Energy Forum To Address SDG Goal On Energy, Impact Of Energy Investment

The 2020 Africa Energy Forum (aef) will welcome Chairwoman Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, to officiate the opening sessions. Mrs. Ogunbiyi said: “Africa is a region full of promise and economic opportunity. Yet as we begin the final decade to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7, over 573 million people across Africa still do not have access to electricity which affects the region’s economic potential, health outcomes and prosperity. Now is the time we must all come together to increase investment, make bold commitments and create new partnerships that can deliver affordable, reliable, modern and sustainable energy for all Africans.” The 2020 programme Taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 30th June – 3rd July, the 2020 agenda introduces dynamic sessions prioritising interactivity between panellists and delegates. Session formats include interactive Q&As, deep dives, roundtables and hard-hitting…

Niger’s Application To rRe-join EITI Approved

Following the country’s withdrawal from the EITI process in October 2017, the Government of Niger has committed to fully implement the 2019 EITI Standard. Its candidature was approved by the EITI Board today, making it the 53rd country implementing the EITI Standard, and the 26th in Africa.Opportunities for EITI implementationHelen Clark, Chair of the EITI, said: “Niger has played a role in the development of the EITI Standard and in efforts to improve extractive industry governance over the years. We welcome them back as an implementing country and look forward to the EITI contributing to public debate in Niger.”Niger first became an EITI candidate country in 2007. The country implemented the EITI for 10 years, producing EITI Reports covering fiscal years 2005 to 2014. Niger’s decade of EITI implementation spurred tangible public finance reforms, including annual audits by the Cour des Comptes (auditor general) of the government’s extractives revenue collection.Niger’s…
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Canada's Trudeau, African Leaders Discuss Conflict Resolution, Economic Security

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace across the continent as a necessary condition for prosperity. Trudeau, the 2020 chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, called for cooperation among international partners and governments to create economic opportunity and prosperity that is broadly shared, “…as a way not just of countering the pull of extremism in some places or the cynicism of populism, but as a way of building a real and tangible future for countries around the world.”The breakfast meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, was intended to strengthen the Commission’s partnership with the African Union (AU) and to better integrate African priorities in conflict prevention and bolstering economic security. Among issues discussed…

Total, UPDF To Build Classroom Block At Namagera Cu Primary School

Total Uganda and Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) raised Shs30m towards the construction of a classroom block at Namagera Church of Uganda Primary School in Nakaseke, Wakiso District. The school was constructed in 1980 and currently has a capacity of 290 pupils. A visit by Total Uganda’s staff to the school revealed that the poor infrastructure (classrooms), limited sanitary facilities and lack of accommodation for teachers were among the issues affecting the school’s academic performance. Total Uganda’s Managing Director, Obi IMEMBA handed over the cheque to General David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF), at a ceremony held at the UPDF headquarters in Mbuya. During the cheque handover, Mr. IMEMBA reiterated Total Uganda’s commitment to the communities it operates in and commended the UPDF for its Tarehe Sita activities. “Education is an investment that is why we also need to invest in proper infrastructure to provide a conducive learning…

Here Are 3 Sessions To Watch Out For At Nigeria International Petroleum Summit

Three years after the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria took the final decision to approve the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), an African Petroleum Technology and Business Conference, the third edition of the event is set to hold in its capital city, Abuja from 9 - 12 February 2020. The event, which is highly touted to be the official government-endorsed event has been designed to be the rendez-vous for Nigeria and indeed, Africa's oil and gas sector where principal decision-makers from the public and private sectors exchange innovative ideas.The African Energy Chamber, as the credible voice of the African petroleum industry and the foremost African advocacy association representing all facets of the African oil and gas industry, will be on the ground to bring you the front row access to the over 20 sessions that will hold in the 4-day event.Here are 3 of the top-recommended sessions to watch out…
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