The money will go towards the Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate-Smart Development Project under the Ministry of Water and Environment. This focuses on the Albertine Region and the refugee-hosting areas in Northern Uganda.
Ministry of Energy permanent secretary Fred Kabagambe Kaliisa has said that the government will construct a pipeline to Buloba on Mityana road for the transportation of finished products from the Albertine region.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Executive Director Andrew Seguya has said that oil activities are not interfering with wildlife in the Albertine graben. This is contrary to the information from other UWA officials who say that the activities going on in the Albertine have greatly affected wildlife in the area.
Insecurity in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is forcing oil companies to operate from inside the Ugandan territory to conduct surveys on the probable existence of oil, Uganda Radio Network has learnt.