The Petroleum Authority over the weekend concluded Public Hearings for the Kingfisher Development Project Environmental Social Impact Assessment(ESIA) in Kikube and Hoima districts.
CNOOC Uganda Limited presented its Environmental Social Impact Report https://pau.go.ug/about-us/resources/publications/ for comments by the residents in the project area, civil society and environmental groups.
It was the second Public Hearings into Environmental Social Impact Assessments in the oil sector. The first hearing into Tielnga Project operated by Total E&P was held last year. We captured some of the moments on camera.
Civil society organisations advocating for good governance in Ugandas oil industry have expressed concern over plans by government to license a new oil block bidding process in absence of regulatory institutions and mechanisms as required by law.