The project valued at USD 638 million and funded by the World Bank is going to be implemented over five years through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Developement and the Uganda Energy Credit Capitalization Company (UECCC) across the country.
The oil and gas explorer wrote to the Minister of Energy at the end of last month asking for a license to construct the Tilenga Liquefied Petroleum Gas Facility. According to the documents, TotalEnergies Uganda E&P (TEPU) which is part of the French super-major TotalEnergies plans to produce 80,000 tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas per year.
"The standard stipulates the distance allowed between two fuel stations and there's a plan by the authorities to harmonise locations for congested fuel stations, for example, if three stations are near each other, they will be required to harmonise and work together as one station," said Peter Kitimbo.
It is hoped that once fully developed, the project that will span through some of the districts in Busoga will be the first mine in Africa to exploit this type of mineral extracted from clay. These types of minerals have existed in Southern China.
It was announced by Dr. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development while updating the country on the implementation of the electricity end-user tariffs at the Uganda Media Centre – UMC on Friday.
Initiated by human rights lawyer Eron Kizza, the petition, among other accusations, contends that Justice Byaruhanga violated established legal principles by delivering a verdict in the land case within four days, without allowing the accused parties to respond or contest the matter.
The approval marks another significant milestone for the company, which has already mobilized equipment and commenced oil drilling activities at its Kingfisher Oil field in Kyangwali Sub-County, Kikuube District, located in mid-western Uganda.
During a comprehensive visit to the Kingfisher Development Area (KFDA) in Buhuka village, Kyangwali sub-county in Kikuube district on Tuesday evening, Kasaija reasserted the government's steadfast dedication to ensuring the inaugural oil drop by the targeted year of 2025.