KAMPALA, UGANDA, 19th July 2019 – Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) is committed to use various traditional and new media platforms to engage with various platforms, said Dr. Michael N. Mugerwa, the General Manager Uganda Refinery Holding Company Limited (URHC).
He was making a presentation on promotion of the State’s commercial interest in the oil and gas sector in Uganda to chairpersons from the districts with oil and gas project at a workshop held last week at Lake Victoria Golf resort Serena (Kigo), Entebbe. URHC is a subsidiary of UNOC.
The purpose of the meeting was to share updates and discus the status of the ongoing projects in the oil and gas sub-sector. The local government leadership also provided their feedback in and efforts to facilitate common understanding about the projects.
While opening the workshop, Hon. Peter Lokeris, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development emphasized the need for strong partnerships and good working relationships with Governments.
He said chairpersons are the voice of the people and that no project can be successful without leaders’ involvement and support of the host communities.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development emphasized the need for support from the district leadership in mobilizing the population to support projects, timely land acquisition, support to correction of wrong surveys, and issuance of timely district compensation rates among others.
The District chairpersons the districts with oil and gas projects received first-hand information on the progress of the different oil and gas projects, opportunities, challenges and lessons learned in Oil and Gas sector.
Participants agreed that there is need to continue providing and sharing information related to oil and gas sector to keep the communities involved. Ends…/