NAPE partners with ORRA to amplify voices of oil affected communities.

NAPE partners with ORRA to amplify voices of oil affected communities.

July 28, 2022    By nape

NAPE and Oil Refinery Affected Residents Association (ORRA) have embarked on carrying out joint activities aimed at amplifying voices of oil host communities. The partnership between the two CSOs was kick-started with a capacity building training on community mobilisation with a specific target of PWDs, youth, women and persons living... Read More

NEMA Turns Down Chines Investor’s Sand Mining Bid

July 31, 2017    By nape

The New Vision: The National Environmental Authority (Nema) has rejected a proposal by a Chinese company to excavate sand along the shores of Lake Victoria at Kawuku in Nkumba Parish, Wakiso District.The company, Mango Tree Group Ltd, has since last year been in the spot over allegedly engaging in illegal... Read More

Govt declines to back down in oil refinery compensation case.

May 18, 2016    By nape

As government gets close to concluding negotiations with a Russian-led consortium of investors to build an oil refinery in Hoima district, the quite tetchy matter of compensating peasants to pave way for the project won’t go away, writes EDWARD SSEKIKA.Government has denied any wrongdoing in a court case where 12... Read More

Uganda: Donors demand fair share of oil wealth.

May 9, 2016    By nape

Development partners have tasked government to equitably distribute across the country proceeds from oil extraction to avoid an ‘oil curse’ seen in most African oil-producing countries. PlanningSpeaking on behalf of the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), an umbrella of eight donor countries last Friday, the Norwegian ambassador to Uganda, Susan Eckey, said whereas... Read More

MPs want minerals to benefit local masses.

August 20, 2015    By nape

Members of Parliament from across the political divide have backed proposals to amend the mining act and make strong provisions that would help local people get maximum benefit out of minerals. Government is already in the process of reviewing the Mining Act 2004 and the mining policy after arguing that... Read More

Activists oppose Hima quarry project.

August 17, 2015    By nape

During a stakeholders’ meeting at Hotel Africana in Kampala over the weekend, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), presented a draft report which indicated that mining activities at the Dura quarry are prohibited by the law. This is because the quarry is in a national park. Titled: “Assessment of... Read More

Judge calls for oversight of oil exploration.

August 17, 2015    By nape

The Retired Supreme Court judge, George Kanyeihamba, has asked the Government to establish an oil commission to oversee the management of oil exploration in the country. Kanyeihamba was speaking during the commissioning of the sustainability school run by the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE). “I do not see why... Read More

MPs were bribed to fail Oil Bill says President Museveni.

August 17, 2015    By nape

“I have written to the IGG about this because it’s wrong for politicians not to declare any gift of economic value,” Museveni said as he reeled off a number of NGOs he said are fronting foreign interests through funding these workshops. The NGOs included PFOG, NAPE, Globe Alert, ACODE, CECOG,... Read More