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TotalEnergies agrees four development initiatives to spur the Albertine region

TotalEnergies EP Uganda Reinforces its Commitment to Sustainability Initiatives in Road Safety, Biodiversity & Cultural Heritage conservation in the Albertine Region   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   TotalEnergies EP Uganda has today reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable development initiatives through the signing of four agreements aimed at enhancing road safety, …

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Meat, milk demand outstrips supply in Albertine region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A preliminary study by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has revealed that as oil and gas developments kick off in the Albertine region, the demand for meat and milk has outstripped the supply. Tonny Odokonyero, a research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) …

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Oil spill plan finalized as companies plot drilling in Albertine

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Oil Spills Contingency plan has been finalized as oil companies plan for more drilling in the Albertine graben. URN has reliably learned that the plan developed by the Office of the Prime Minister, National Environment Management Authority-NEMA, and the Ministry of Energy was …

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Security stepped up in Albertine region after ADF attacks

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security operatives in the Albertine region have cautioned residents settling on the shores of lake Albert that is bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to be more vigilant following the twin bombings that happened in Kampala on Tuesday. Two explosions rocked Kampala on Tuesday; …

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UPDF to beef up security for Albertine Oil and Gas

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chief of Defense Forces, General Wilson Mbadi says the UPDF will ensure that Uganda’s oil resources in the Albertine are secured. General Mbadi in an interview says while the army is already on the ground to secure oil and gas installations, extra measures will …

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CNOOC joins Total’s bid for Uganda’s new oil blocks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC) is joining French giant Total to bid for Uganda’s new oil blocks in the Albertine. While the Energy ministry shortlisted four companies to bid for new oil blocks, URN learnt that CNOOC will be part of the bid under the …

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CSOs bothered by banks move to opt out of oil pipeline financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society actors have challenged the government to take with serious concern, decisions by some international banks not to finance the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP. At least six international banks have backtracked on their financing plans for a USD 3.5 billion project, which will include …

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14 killed in one week as murder cases escalate in the Albertine region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The escalating murder cases in Bunyoro sub region are bothering security in the region. Statistics at the Albertine region police headquarters show that fourteen people were killed in the region last week alone. According to the statistics, three people were killed in tribal clashes between …

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Why Uganda needs CSR policy guidelines in the oil and gas sector

COMMENT | Daniel Abowe |  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social, and environmental benefits for all stakeholders during project implementation. It also refers to the corporation’s initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social …

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