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Uganda government gives Tullow oil production Licence

The government of Uganda has awarded  to Tullow Oil Company an oil production license for 400 million barrel kingfisher oil well found in western Uganda worth 1.5 billion US dollars.   The long waited move will see a resumption of production activities in the Abertine Graben that had halted due to the expiry of Heritage […]

Hillary Onek refuses to step down over oil bribery allegations

The Former Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Eng. Hillary Onek has maintained he will not resign due to pressure from Parliament over alleged oil bribery claims. Onek, who appeared before Parliament’s Rules, Privileges and Discipline committee this morning, contends that there are no provisions in the law requiring him to do so, adding that […]

Drought to increase power load shedding

The government has denied media reports that the delay in completing Bujagali power dam will cost the country 285 million shillings. The state minister of energy Simon D’Ujanga says it is the drought that has affected the production of the hydro power generation. D’ujanga says the country’s current power demand is about 450 mega watts […]