Opinion Editorial

Uganda Has A Lot To Benefit In Joining Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative [E.I.T.I.]

BY DENIS KAKEMBO Ugandan legislators under the Parliamentary Forum on Oil and Gas have revived their push for the government to sign up for the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). Uganda has in the recent…

Kenya’s Oil Activities Should Factor Needs, Fears of Host Communities

BY CHARLES WANGUHU Kaperit is a resident of Kenya’s oil-rich Turkana county. His entire life revolves around pastoralism, and his wealth is his livestock. But ever since oil was discovered in Turkana, large parcels of…

The Road To Being A Profitable Oil Producing Region Is A Tough One

BY KAREN KANDIE Back in 2012, Tullow, a UK oil and gas company, struck oil in Kenya’s Lokichar basin. This was followed by numerous media reports pointing at the riches that had befallen our dear…

The Oil Is More Profitable Here, Within East Africa

BY GITURA MWAURA All the countries in East Africa, including Ethiopia, have something to talk about oil. Except for Tanzania and Burundi, which are still prospecting and expecting good results, all the others have confirmed…

Uganda’s First Oil: Why Final Investment Decision (FID) Has Delayed

BY ALAN BAGUMA With all the clamor around the impending production of oil in Uganda, a very commonly used acronym in general oil and gas-related discussion is “FID” (Final Investment Decision). FID in this context…