Uganda in Agreement Over Energy Laws

Parliament finally passed the petroleum Bill 2012 after voting on clause nine of the Bill but it wasn't without a fight.

Photo: New Vision

Parliament passes the petroleum Bill.

  • Uganda:  Oil Bill - NRM's Winning Formular

    The Observer, 9 December 2012

    How a junior minister roll-called veterans to make sure they voted: read more »

  • Uganda:  Political Direction, Leadership Key for Oil Sector

    New Vision, 8 December 2012

    As incendiary rhetoric continues, especially on the floor of Parliament, the Government must continue giving a political direction and leadership for the growth of the oil sector. read more »

  • Uganda:  Why Speaker Left Oil Debate to Her Deputy

    New Vision, 8 December 2012

    Under the command of deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah, parliament on Friday passed the controversial Oil Bill amidst speculations that the speaker Rebecca Kadaga chose to withdraw ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Parliament Finally Passes Petroleum Bill

    The Independent, 7 December 2012

    Parliament today finally passed the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012 including the contentious Clause 9 that vests power in the hands of the Minister ... read more »

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  • Uganda:  Oil Bill On the Brink

    The Observer, 6 December 2012

    The fight over the controversial clause 9 of the Oil bill is inching closer to settlement. MPs yesterday agreed to push the Petroleum (Exploration, Development, and Production) ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Civil Society Warns MPs On Clause Nine of the Petroleum Bill

    New Vision, 6 December 2012

    The discovery of oil will contribute significant amounts of tax revenue but only if a clear tax collection framework is put in place, experts have observed. read more »

  • Uganda:  NRM Caucus Gives Energy Minister Power Over Oil Licences

    New Vision, 6 December 2012

    The NRM caucus seating at Parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favour of empowering the Energy minister to grant and revoke licenses to extract oil. Over 130 MPs voted in favour, ... read more »

  • Uganda:  MPs Stick to Their Guns in Oil Debate

    New Vision, 6 December 2012

    Members of Parliament who are pushing to see the Petroleum Authority given powers to grant and revoke licenses instead of it being the mandate of the minister of energy have vowed ... read more »

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