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Optimism and pessimism for oil sector in 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The oil sector in 2019 was dotted with both sheds optimism and pessimism in equal measure. The year started with government pledge for transparency in the sector when it signed up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), much to the delight of civil …

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UNOC needs UGX 3 trillion for activities in oil sector

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda National Oil Company- UNOC needs a total of USD 795 million (approximately 2.93 trillion) shillings to take part in upcoming oil and gas activities. Angella Ambaho Kariisa, a communication officer at UNOC, notes that as Uganda draws closer to the Final …

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Civil society concerned over oil pipeline

CSOs accuse NEMA, oil companies of doing sham environmental impact public hearings Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Civil society organisations that are tracking developments in Uganda’s fledgling oil and gas industry have asked the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to ensure transparency and accountability whenever citizens are appraising oil …

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Minister woos African investors to Uganda’s oil and gas sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Engineer Irene Muloni says Uganda’s oil and gas sector is open for business to African investors. Muloni says investors should bid for the second licensing round for the five highly prospective blocks in the Avivi, Omuka, Turaco, Ngaji. Kasurubani and …

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Govt looks to new oil deals

There is plenty to cheer than mourn about after Tullow oil deal failed THE INDEPENDENT | RONALD MUSOKE | Following the August fallout of Tullow Oil Plc’s farm down to Total E&P Uganda and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the government appears to be going after a three-pronged come-back …

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Proscovia Nabbanja to head National Oil Company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) board of directors has appointed Proscovia Nabbanja as the acting CEO. The announcement comes after former CEO, Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo left office today. Nabbanja, 41, has been the chief operating officer upstream at UNOC. According to a profile on UNOC …

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Energy Ministry stuck as staff leave for petroleum authority, UNOC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several technical staff in the Energy Ministry mainly in the Directorate of Petroleum have left for well-paying jobs in the Petroleum Authority of Uganda-PAU and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), parliament heard on Friday. As a result, the Ministry couldn’t spend Shillings 2.8 billion that …

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UNOC confirms August exit for CEO Wapakabulo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The board of Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) has confirmed the resignation of their founder CEO Dr Josephine Wapakabulo. “As the first CEO of UNOC, Eng. Dr. Wapakabulo has since her recruitment in August 2016 been an excellent leader who has diligently executed  her roles. …

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