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19 Luglio 2019

Uganda

UGANDA- MPS URGE OIL COMPANIES TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

MPs have urged oil companies to ensure that all the mitigation measures are put in place to ensure minimal disruption to the environment and social fabric of the host communities while exploring and producing oil.Keefa Kiwanuka, the MP Kiboga district and Chairperson of the Natural Resources Committee said they were eager to acquaint themselves with work of oil companies in the field and what the key institutions in the sector were doing.“This will enable us provide adequate guidance for the sector during the budgeting process and support the institutions address any bottlenecks as we look forward to first oil,” Kiwanuka said.This was during a four-day familiarisation visit for 41 MPs to the oil and gas operation areas in the Albertine Graben last week. The field visit was organised by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, and the Uganda National Oil Company to enable the MPs assess Uganda’s readiness for oil and gas development and productionPeter Lokeris, the Minister of State for Minerals said Uganda’s Second National Development Plan (NDP II) 2015/16 – 2019/20 recognises developments in the country’s oil and gas sector as one of the growth drivers for the economy.“It is critical that Parliament is kept informed of the progress being made to efficiently and effectively play its oversight role,” Lokeris said in a statement sent by the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.The visit covered the Kingfisher development area in Hoima and Kukuube districts, the Tilenga project area in Buliisa district, the Nyamasoga Waste Management Facility (EnviroServ), Buhimba Technical Institute and the Kabaale Industrial Park (KIP) in Hoima district. The KIP will host the refinery, petrochemical industries and Uganda’s second international airport. (ICE ADDIS ABEBA)


Fonte notizia: New Vision