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CSOs decry tax exemptions in oil pipeline project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Clauses in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Special Provisions) Bill, 2021 have rattled a section of civil society organisations over concessions and tax exemptions in the proposed legislation. During an appearance before the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director …

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DP to defend rights of property owners along crude oil pipeline route

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party has announced plans to join the fight to defend the rights of property owners along the crude oil pipeline route. The US$3.5 billion oil pipeline project that runs through more than 10 districts stretches from Uganda’s Albertine region to Tanzania’s seaport of Tanga. …

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Families in oil pipeline route allowed to use graveyards

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Total Uganda has allowed families that were initially locked out of graveyards in the East African oil pipeline route to continue using the land in question, in the event that they lose their loved ones prior to compensation by the government. The 1,443 km crude …

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NEMA snubs CSOs petition on oil pipeline assessment report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The National Agricultural Management Authority-NEMA has snubbed a petition by civil societies under Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas-CSCO which requested the environment body not to approve the East African oil pipeline environment and social impact assessment report. The Civil Society Coalition on …

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Waste management, leakages critical for crude oil pipeline assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The National Environment Management Authority-NEMA has highlighted waste management and disposal, possible leakages and spillages and management of ecosystems, as areas that need emphasis during the much-anticipated construction of the oil pipeline. The 1,443 km crude oil export pipeline, built to transport crude oil from …

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Magufuli tells Museveni to speed up pipeline project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli has told President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to forego short term gains in terms of taxing oil companies and focus on longer term benefit. Magufuli, who was hosting Museveni at the Tanzania-Uganda business forum in Dar-es-salaam on Friday, …

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Oil pipe compensation irks Lwengo residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents who will be affected by the construction of the Oil Pipeline in Lwengo district are protesting the compensation procedures. The residents raised their concerns during an awareness meeting held at Kyawagonya Village, in Lwengo Rural Sub County in Lwengo district on Thursday. The most …

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ULC seeking policy direction on Oil Pipeline compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE  INDEPENDENT | Uganda Land Commission-ULC is seeking policy direction to compensate the people affected by the East African crude oil pipeline construction. The 1400 kilometer crude oil pipeline worth US$ 3.55bilion is expected to run from Buseruka Sub County in Hoima district to Tanga port in Tanzania. …

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Museveni, Magufuli sign Hoima-Tanga oil pipeline deal

Presidents Yoweri Museveni and John Pombe Magufuli have signed a pact expressing their intent to go ahead with the construction of a oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania. The two leaders on Sunday signed a communique agreeing to start construction of the East African Crude Oil pipeline (EACOP) project that is …

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