The Bill was re-tabled in the 11th Parliament and considered again by the Finance Committee. In a report presented to Parliament, Keffa Kiwanuka, the Committee Chairperson recommended to MPs that the oil, gas, and petroleum sector should be excluded from the implementation of the law since it is unique.
According to Mathew Kyaligonza, the National Content Manager at CNOOC, they sought applications from drivers across districts in the Albertine region, a process which was undertaken in partnership with the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom that supported the identification and selection of trainees.
While there are questions on whether there is a need to import electricity from Kenya, some suggest the bigger questions include whether Isimba Dam was insured. Why should the government pay to repair the Dam after the floods if it was really insured? What about the threats the Dam poses to nearby communities?
The oil companies say it is up to the government to withhold or release them, while the government say that it agreed, at the proposal by the companies, that not all in the agreement should be open to public viewing, so as to protect them from possible piracy by global competitors.
Under the Tilenga Biodiversity Program, TotalEnergies commits to “ensure positive outcomes for biodiversity and communities by applying the mitigation measures “avoid, minimize and restore” impacts. And where they fail to restore the biodiversity, the company will compensate with other activities.
Discovered in 2016, the rare earth elements are essential for the manufacture of medical equipment, smartphones, laptops, crude oil processing, batteries for electric vehicles, and wind turbines. Code named ‘The Makuutu Rare Earths Project’, the project derives its name from Makuutu Sub-County in Bugweri District where the mineral was discovered.