Uganda-Tanzania Pipeline Runs Into Legal Challenges
Four NGOs have moved to the East African Court of Justice and filed a case to block the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline by Uganda and Tanzania. The Centre for Food and Adequate Living Rights Ltd and the Africa Institute for Energy Governance both based in Kampala; the Nairobi-based Natural Justice-Kenya and the Center for Strategic Litigation Ltd based in Zanzibar want the construction of the pipeline stopped until the matter is heard and determined. The applicants say the two countries are yet to conduct an environmental and social impact assessment as required by both the EAC Treaty and other international laws. The construction of the U.S.$3.5 billion Tanga-Hoima Pipeline is set for March 2021 and will transport crude oil from Hoima district in Uganda to Chongoleani in Tanga, Tanzania.
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