Reading Time: 3 minutesIf the announcement of oil production licenses, to the most credible consortium likely to commercialize Uganda’s oil find, had arrived two or three- or even five years ago, the accompanying euphoria could have served as the desperate morale boost that the government currently needs. Instead this significant announcement made this week passed with little fanfare.
Reading Time: 6 minutesDSTV Uganda’s swanky offices in Kololo are a powerful statement of where the money ends up in the television business. As a content carrier the business relies almost entirely on other providers for its survival. However with its successful subscription business DSTV makes most of the money. It is part of a small cluster of
Reading Time: 4 minutesA more convincing answer to Joachim Buwembo’s argument “ why many non-Baganda love the Kabaka more today”, is language. Luganda is a de facto national language and I think explains the cultural penetration of all things Buganda including the favourable interpretation of the Kabaka of Buganda as depicted by Buwembo (see his blog post here).
Reading Time: 5 minutesOn law and the state Luke 20:46/47 ” Be on your guard against the teachers of the Law, who like to walk about in long robes and love to be greeted with respect in the market place…Their punishment will be all the worse!” ……………………….. If you are one of those who have marked the day of
Reading Time: 5 minutesDear Mr. President (Elect) Yoweri Museveni I hope this letter finds you well. Judging from the reporting of your trip to Nairobi over the oil pipeline issue the Kenyan political establishment expects nothing less than an agreement to export oil through Lamu. The Citizen reported that the talks had“collapsed”, for example, even if an official
Reading Time: 5 minutesHeavily armed members of Uganda’s elite anti-terrorism police stand guard along the neatly manicured perimeter of the US Embassy in Kampala. Occasionally they shout commands and point their guns. For security reasons you are not allowed to stop or park a car within a certain radius of the US Embassy on plot 1577 Ggaba Road,
Reading Time: 4 minutesUgandan crude will be sold for the first time this year. The one-off sale by competitive bidding consists of 40,000 barrels extracted and stored earlier from extended well testing. An announcement about the sale was made by the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department [PEPD] the oil sector planning and regulatory body based in Entebbe. The
Reading Time: 1 minuteUganda will announce a lead investor for its refinery project this month. The ranking officer in charge of the refinery project Mr. Robert Kasande in a brief email said, “ Yes, we’ll announce this month” in response to our queries seeking a definite confirmation. Two firms, a Russian and South Korean firm, were issued a
Reading Time: 3 minutesThe General Manager of Total Uganda E&P, François Rafin is reportedly leaving Kampala after less than a year on the job. There is no word on his replacement or if in fact he would be replaced. The exit of Rafin, a career oilman from Uganda may be internal to the company but also appears to
Reading Time: 11 minutesThe praise and worship choir singing fortunes “Made in Africa” has been hushed by the retreating march of lower oil prices. Leading companies like Tullow oil, a shining talisman of the possibilities of oil riches on the continent’s undiscovered potential, have seen their share value fall by nearly half. For freshmen into the club of