“So FID is a series of actions that basically ensure the projects are sanctioned for execution, it's never a one event or a contract that is signed. With the signing of the contracts that was done on the 11th, the projects have really been sanctioned," the Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer at the Uganda National Oil Company, Peter Muliisa clarified. "You will soon see Parties committing to spending by grant of contracts to subcontractors.”
While EACOP managers reason that construction should start from Tanzania because it has the largest land area coverage of the pipeline, sources indicate that it was decided that they start from the Tanzanian side because of Tanzania's less complicated land tenure system.
Kabuleta believes that there was no transparency in the negotiations of the contracts, which are meant to benefit a few individuals in power. He was speaking from Hoima Oil city where he spent Christmas day and campaigned in a number of places of worship.