Communique issued at the High level conference on Oil governance in Uganda
Author: Conference on Oil Governance in Uganda & the Great Lakes Region, Published on: 25 October 2013
The High Level Conference on Oil Governance in Uganda and the Great Lakes Region took place at Hotel Africana, Kampala-Uganda on October 25th, 2013. The conference was attended by over 140 participants...from Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania and Uganda, representatives from academic institutions, religious and cultural institutions, representatives from the affected communities and others stakeholders. The main objective of the above conference was to enable stakeholders share experiences, lessons and build networks necessary to translate oil exploitation into real benefits for the citizens...[The conference]...[urged]the Government of Uganda to be transparent in the process of land acquisition for the oil refinery in Kabaale Hoima district...[It also called for] joint EIAs for the environmental conservation of the Albertine Graben.