Uganda approves Environment framework for Oil exploration activities

cnoocrigThe government of Uganda has endorsed a policy framework that will regulate oil and gas activities within the oil rich Albertine graben in line with internationally acceptable environment conservation standards.

The government took the initiative to develop the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) from 2010 to 2013.

According to an official statement from the minister of information Jim Muhwezi, the initiative is a brainchild of Ministry of Energy and Mineral development in conjunction with The water and environment Ministry.

“The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and that of Water and Environment jointly undertook the SEA of oil and gas operations in the Albertine Graben from April 2010 to September 2013 Muhwezi said.

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