The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) have developed the final draft of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the oil and gas activities in the Albertine Graben of Uganda. The SEA was developed with support from Oil for Development (OFD) Program a bilateral agreement between Government of Uganda and the Royal Government of Norway under the programme, “Strengthening the Management of Oil and Gas Sector in Uganda”.
The SEA document presents strategic recommendations for policies, plans, and programmes that will guide environment planning and decision making in the Albertine. The SEA presents a unique opportunity for the country to systematically address environment management issues pertaining to oil and gas activities in the Albertine Graben in the context of sustainable development. A copy of the SEA document can be accessed on the link here
The Ministry now invites comments from stakeholders on this final draft of the SEA. Comments on the draft SEA should be forwarded to the Ministry of Energy or NEMA not later than 23rd May 2013 on the addresses below:
Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (PEPD)
21-29 Johnstone Road.
P.O. Box 9, Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320714 Fax: +256 414 320437
The Executive Director
National Environment Management Authority
Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road
P.O. Box 22255 Kampala Uganda
Tel: 256-41-251064/5/8 Fax: 256-41-257521