The new board which includes members from the old board is expected to steer the Authority for the next your years.
Dr. Jane Nambakire Mulemwa recieves the instrumenst of power from Dr. Kitutu Mary Gorreti as chairperson of the new PAU board of directors
Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Dr Mary
Goretti Kitutu inaugurated a new board of directors to the Petroleum Authority
The new board which includes members from the old board is expected to
steer the Authority for the next your years.
is the second Board of Directors for the Authority.The new Board was appointed
by the President and approved by Parliament as per the Petroleum Act, 2013.
Act provides that the PAU will have a Board of Seven (7) members
and that, at least three (3) members
of the Board shall be women.
Jane N. Mulemwa who served on the first inaugural Board retained her position
as Board Chairperson.
statement from the Petroleum Authority says Doreen Kabasindi Wandera and city
lawyers Kiryowa Kiwanuka retained their positions on the board.
new Board to the board are Bernard Ongodia the Principal of the Uganda
Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) and Dr. Kevin Aanyu, a lecturer in the
department of Geology and Petroleum studies at Makerere University.
on the board are Dr. Noble Ephraim Banadda a Chemical Engineer, and Lynda
Biribonwa an Environment, Health, Safety and Quality Management professional.
Mary Gorreti Kitutu tasked the new Board to steer the sector to ensure the
Final Investment Decision (FID) is achieved.
are coming on board at a critical time when the Ministry and the Authority are
steering the Upstream and Midstream sector towards FID. It is also critical for
the Authority to look beyond FID and adequately prepare for how the sector will
operate post this milestone. You are therefore encouraged to ensure the right
systems, processes and people are in place to steer the petroleum subsector
forward,” she said.
Board Chairperson, Dr. Jane Mulemwa commended the president for having retained
her and other members of the old board. She said it was vital that some of the
members of the outgoing board are retained on the new one.
composition of the new Board clearly shows that the president followed our
recommendation and consequently we have three old members Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka,
Ms. Doreen Kabasindi and myself being reappointed alongside four (4) new members,”
Mulemwa said the new governing Board comes into office at a time when the
country is grappling with COVID-19 pandemic and a time when the Oil Companies are
about to take the Final Investment Decision (FID)
Final Investment Decision is expected to unlock the current stalemate in the
Oil and Gas sector as the country strives to get oil and gas finds out of the
a new Board, we commit to work with integrity and build on the achievements of
the pioneer Board, steer the Authority through this COVID-19 Pandemic, ensure
that Ugandans have optimal participation and ensure that the petroleum
resources contribute to the early eradication of poverty and create everlasting
value to society,” said Dr Mulemwa