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Oil pipeline compensation delays spark disputes, child neglect in Rakai

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and children rights activists in Rakai and Kyotera districts have decried the increasing domestic disputes among communities affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. They say that families are breaking up and children neglected as parents remain incapable …

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Ugandan president emphasizes wise use of oil revenues

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA |  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday said oil revenues must be invested in avenues that create jobs and wealth. The Ugandan president said since oil is an exhaustible resource, revenues from it should be used to build the infinite resources in …

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Tilenga project industrial area groundwork commences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | French oil company Total has commenced work on its Tilenga project industrial area in Kasenyi, Buliisa district where it plans to build its central processing facility. Total contracted Mota Engil Uganda, a subsidiary of Portugal-based construction group Mota-Engil, to handle the initial works that include bush …

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Sigh of relief as Tanzania signs EACOP host agreement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Tanzania today signed an agreement to host the East African Crude Oil Pipeline with its lead investor Total.    The signing of the long-awaited Host Government Agreement(HGA) on Thursday was witnessed by President Yoweri Museveni and Samia Suluhu Hassan in Dar es Salaam.    The …

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Mixed messages stir controversy as oil pipeline compensation delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The lack of harmonized messages has triggered controversy among communities that are awaiting compensation from the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP project in the affected districts of the greater Masaka sub-region.  Lwengo, Sembabule, Kyotera, and Rakai districts are part of the ten districts through which …

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