Oil & gas

Museveni: We’ll Pump, Refine Our First Oil In 2017


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The retired Church leader marked 84 years of age, 84 years of being a Catholic from his baptism, 55 years of Priesthood and 44 years as a Bishop, according to Ms Sarah Kagingo, the President’s Special Assistant for Communications.

He was born on the 25th February 1930.

President Museveni said “Bishop Baharagate who is a peace lover and one who loves God faced conflict with the UPC Government. The UPC Leaders mistreated several people including the Bishop”.

He noted that there was conflict among the various religious denominations in the country from the colonial days. He was pleased to note that Bishop Baharagate was not part of the personalities that caused the conflict.

He told the congregation that the Bishop instead united the people.

The President prayed to God to enable Bishop Baharagate live another 20 years of fulfilling life.

He said that at the age of 84 years he was still strong.

The President who was the chief guest at the celebrations congratulated the celebrated Church leader.

He called on the people to look after him well and utilize him.

On an important note, President Museveni told the gathering which included leaders from other religious denominations that the NRM Government was the one that discovered oil in Bunyoro.

He revealed that it was the Ugandans trained in petroleum including the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Kabagambe Kaliisa, who discovered the oil in the country.

He stressed that the Uganda Government was determined to have its own refineries.

He observed that such a stand would ensure employment for the people and by- products to serve the country’s needs.

He was pleased to reveal that the oil companies have agreed to the Government stand after a long debate to launch oil production.

President Museveni urged the people of Bunyoro to remain calm on oil issues and ignore characters spreading irrelevant talk about the oil industry.

He assured the people that the first pumping and refining of the product was to be launched in 2017.

He called on the Banyoro not to abandon other commercial activities such as agriculture, livestock and tourism saying that such ventures cannot be exhausted.

He asked them to produce more food for the people working in the oil sector and reminded them to look at oil just as a facilitator.

The President was pleased to note that work was progressing well in the construction of the Hoima- Kaiso Tonya road. He said that the Hoima – Bulisa road was to be constructed.

He added that the construction of the Masindi- Hoima- Kagadi –Kyenjojo road would soon commence. He pledged donation of a vehicle to Bishop Edward Baharagate to help him in his retirement.

President Museveni thanked the people of Bunyoro and Bugangaizi for helping the NRM during the liberation struggle.

He commended Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Major Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza, for building the St. Matayo Catholic Church in Kigaaya Parish.

He urged the people to love their elders.

The Chairman of the organizing Committee for the Bishop’s celebrations, Major General Matayo Kyaligonza saluted the President for blessing the ceremony.

He assured him that the people of Bunyoro love him.

He commended the President for promoting various development projects and investments in the country making particular reference to the development of the oil sector.

He thanked him for respecting and loving Bishop Baharagate and said President Museveni is a humanist.

The Major General paid glowing tribute to President Museveni for his stand against homosexuality and for signing the anti- homosexuality bill.

Bishop Akiiki Emeritus Edward Baharagate thanked God for providing a good day.

He saluted President Museveni for his love and for attending his ceremony.

He thanked Major General Matayo Kyaligonza for spearheading the celebrations.

The Hoima Diocese Bishop Lambert Bainomugisha thanked the President for his contribution during the construction of Kigaaya Parish Church.


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