Tullow oil has come out to appeal to Uganda government to publish oil agreements because of the public need for these agreements to be published.
This follows continued public outcry as a result the government’s refusal to make the oil agreements signed with Tullow Oil Company public.
The General Manager of Tullow Company Dr. Brian Clover told Ultimate media in Kampala that Tullow Oil as a company has no problem with publishing the oil production agreements.
Clover says there is nothing that should be kept secret about these agreements because they are in favor of the government.
He says that since the government is expected by the public to be accountable to the public, it should publish the agreements to ensure transparency.
Early this year Uganda court dismissed a petition filled by two Uganda journalists Mr Mpagi and Mr Izama seeking for disclosure of information regarding oil agreements to empower the public to participate in government decisions that affect them for efficient, transparent and accountable use of the petroleum resources discovered in Uganda.
By Tiberindwa Zakaria