Uganda’s predominant natural resources are copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, phosphate and oil. In 2009 energy companies discovered vast reserves of oil in the Albertine basin, which experts have estimated as holding at least 2 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Small scale production started in early 2012.
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25 April 2013 - PWYP Uganda held its General Annual Meeting, during which they elected a new executive, adopted a Memorandum of Understanding to guide its members, adopted a host institution agreement and a new membership criteria. Members also evaluated the performance of the coalition towards the fulfillment of 5 year strategic plan.
14-15 March 2013 - PWYP Uganda held an EITI Conference which was attended by 130 participants, including representatives of Government Ministries and agencies, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Development Partners, Civil Society Organisations, the Media, Delegates from Nigeria and Tanzania, the EITI Secretariat in Oslo and the private sector.
The main objective of the conference was to bring together selected stakeholders to discuss and propose a way forward on the adoption and implementation of EITI in Uganda. There was a particular focus on the oil sector, especially looking at on-going legislation (the Public Finance Bill of 2012) its future implementation and benefits to citizens and national development.
At the end of the conference, participants adopted a statement on EITI where they called on the government to expedite the process. The statement also expressed the commitments of civil society to help shape the EITI process in Uganda.
17 September 2012 To celebrate PWYP's ten year anniversary, PWYP Uganda produced this poster highlighting their recent achievements. It featured in the PWYP Bazaar.
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