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UNOC appoints Wapakabulo for CEO

UNOC appoints Wapakabulo for CEO

In a search that commenced February of 2016, the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) has finally appointed a Chief Executive Officer. The company’s Board of Directors appointed Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo to the CEO position. UNOC was set up by Article 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) ACT 2013 and incorporated under the Company’s Act 2012. […]

Uganda’s Prime Minister Commissions Ikamiro-Kingfisher Road

Uganda’s Prime Minister Commissions Ikamiro-Kingfisher Road

In 2006, Uganda discovered an oil field that is now locally known as the Kingfisher Oil Field. Plans for extracting oil were delayed due to several reasons, but one of  the biggest obstacles that the government faced was access to the site. The oil field can only be approached by helicopter or on water, making it difficult for workers […]

CSCO asks government to halt issuing of oil exploration licenses to all companies with interest in Virunga National Park

CSCO asks government to halt issuing of oil exploration licenses to all companies with interest in Virunga National Park

Civil Society coalition on Oil and Gas (CSCO) is asking government to halt the issuing of oil exploration licenses to all companies that have interest in the Virunga National Park for fear of damaging the Eco system in the area. Virunga , shared by both Uganda and Dr. Congo is one of the UNESCO world heritage […]

CSOs call for public oil deals in Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

CSOs call for public oil deals in  Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

A collection of Civil Society Organization , among them being, Global Rights Alert, Transparency International, and Action Aid International have launched a campaign to collect over 1000 signature to petition President Yoweri Museveni to become a member of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to be in position to make oil deals public. The petition fronted […]

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