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…

South Africa Gas Potential To Be Discussed At Conference

A conference taking place in Durban from 9-11 October is set to explore South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the value chain. The International Gas Cooperation Summit (IGCS) evolves from the ‘South Africa: Gas Options’ meetings held in Cape Town in 2015 & 2016. This meeting will bring together principal government and public sector, gas developers, institutional investors and technology providers to explore how natural gas can play a greater role in South Africa’s energy mix and support the industrial and economic development goals of the country. EnergyNet’s Anna Gorzkowska commented, “When we launched IGCS at the South Africa: Gas Options meeting last year in Cape Town, we knew that the landscape was changing and the discussion going forward would be broader to incorporate the DTI’s gas utilisation programme. We’re therefore delighted to have got the timing of this meeting right…

Certificate Courses At Victoria University That Will Improve Your Chances Of Working In Uganda’s Oil And Gas Industry

You don’t have to have high end degrees to be able to work in the recrutive oil and gas industry. All you need is quality education and training. Victoria University is offering this kind of training in Uganda. As the country prepares to harvest over 5.6 billion barrels of crude in the albertine graben, Victoria University has lined up the following certificate courses which Ugandans can study to increase their knowledge of the extractives industry. The course units will be delivered in form of presentations by oil and gas experts, videos, and interactive question and answer sessions. The certificate in oil and gas is a gateway to employment opportunities in Uganda's oil and gas sector and for furthering your studies in this vibrant industry. Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistic Management This course focuses on an overview of oil and gas logistics and procurement management in organizations based on the…

Guest Speakers For Upcoming Africa Oil Week Announced

ITE, the organizers of Africa Oil Week, this week announced its top-level speakers and sponsors for the 2017 edition of the globally recognised Africa Oil Week, the world’s longest running oil and gas conference on the African continent, being held in Cape Town, South Africa, from the 23rd-27th October. As Africa’s premier oil industry event, Africa Oil Week draws over 1,250 senior stakeholders from the global upstream ecosystem for five days of content, thought leadership, networking and deal making. This high-level participation is due, in particular, to the superlative quality of speakers, sponsors and partners, all of whom optimise the benefits of the content-rich programme. Now in its 24th year, Africa Oil Week features 160 speakers from the corporate and public sphere to share winning strategies and solutions being deployed to face the future of the upstream industry with confidence. Amongst these top-level speakers feature representatives from government and state…

Chamber Of Mines And Petroleum Retains Karuhanga As Chairperson

Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP) last week, at their Annual General Meeting (AGM), reelected Elly Karuhanga as its Council chairman for another two years, however, his deputy Sir Richard Kaijuka was replaced by Patrick Mweheire, the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Uganda. Sir Richard Kaijuka will now be chairman Board of Trustees. Paul Sherwen, who has been the General Secretary of the Council was replaced by Sam Thakkar. Sherwen joins Kaijuka on the Board of Trustees as General Secreatary . Jeff Baitwa of Threeways Shipping retained his position as treasurer. Total E&P country Manager Mr. Adewale Fayemi, CNOOC's Mr Ziao Zong Wei, Hima Cement's Daniel Patterson, Tullow's Abdul Kibuka and Mr Nicholas Ecimu from Ssebalu and Lule Advocates are the other members of the council. New members were also appointed to the Council Advisory Committee. On the Board of Trustees, Sir Richard Kaijuka will be deputized by Tullow…

Summit To Discuss Mozambique’s First Deepwater Gas Field Development

The announcement last month from Eni and the Mozambican Government on signing the Coral South floating LNG facility became the first of its kind for the African nation. This marks the start of an implementation phase for the gas industry of Mozambique, with more such deals expected to move from planning phase into fruition, the economy will see the benefits from this new business in the country. The Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibition taking place in October will extensively cover the latest developments in Mozambique’s gas industry. The event will be organized by acclaimed oil and gas events company, the CWC Group, in partnership with Mozambique’s national hydrocarbon’s company ENH. Participants can expect to get the full update on the Coral South FLNG project from the country’s senior decision makers. Senior Speaker List Includes: H.E. Leticia Deusina da Silva Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of Mozambique Dr.…

Africa TechNet Stakeholders Commit To Fight Against Climate Change

On the initiative of United Cities and Local governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) the Constituent General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet) was held from 03 to 05 July 2017 at Ivotel Hotel, of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). 90 City Chief Technical Officers (CTOs) from 41 African countries took part in the meeting that witnessed the election of the members of the governing team of the ‘Africa TechNet’ Network, for a three year term of office. Ms. Eng Christine Adongo Ogut “Chief Officer Environment, Energy and Water” of Nairobi City County Government (Kenya) was elected President of Africa TechNet. The Presidency of the body was completed by four Vice-Presidents representing the other African Regions: West Africa (Ms. Adam Habsou Anza, Chief Engineer of the City of Niamey, Niger); Northern Africa (Mr. Nour-Eddine Abdelkhalek, Chief Engineer of the City of Casablanca, Morocco);…

Tanzania to Meet Investors in September At Oil & Gas Congress

The Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan has formally announced her support and participation in the upcoming Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress, organised by the CWC Group. The Congress will gather senior representatives from the Tanzanian oil and gas industry including Governments, international oil companies, indigenous producers, international and national service providers, financiers and consultants. Also joining the senior level speaker line up will be: Hon. Charles Mwijage, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, United Republic of Tanzania Hon. Salama Aboud Talib, Minister of Lands, Water, Energy and Environment, Zanzibar Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy & Minerals Development, Republic of Uganda Hon. January Y. Makamba, Minister of State – Vice President’s Office, Union and Environment, United Republic of Tanzania Omar Mithá, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ENH Mozambique Guy Maurice, Senior Vice President, Africa, Total E&P With a variety of issues facing…
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