Museveni To Joyce Banda: We Shall Have An Oil Refinery In Uganda

case geneva; font-size: small;”>The President was on Thursday evening receiving at State House, sickness Nakasero, information pills the visiting new Malawi President, Joyce Banda, who arrived in the country yesterday to attend the COMESA Summit that opened in Kampala earlier today.

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He emphasized that emphasizing addition of value to our products will go a long way ensuring that the oil by-products benefit the country.

An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, and liquefied petroleum gas.

Oil refineries are typically large, sprawling industrial complexes with extensive piping running throughout, carrying streams of fluids between large chemical processing units.

In many ways, oil refineries use much of the technology of, and can be thought of, as types of chemical plants.

The crude oil feedstock has typically been processed by an oil production plant. There is usually an oil depot (tank farm) at or near an oil refinery for storage of bulk liquid products.

An oil refinery is considered an essential part of the downstream side of the petroleum industry but comes with health hazards such as pollution of water and air which affect the areas surrounding the plants.

During the meeting, President Museveni and his guest exchanged views on matters pertaining to the Pan African process.

President Banda saluted Museveni for the hospitality accorded to her since her arrival in the country.

She briefed him on the prevailing economic situation in Malawi and said her administration is emphasizing the promotion of the energy, mining, infrastructure and tourism sectors as a way of boosting the economy of Malawi.

She also expressed her concern over the depletion of the environment on the African continent saying that the drying up of most rivers on the continent is a very unhealthy development.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sam Kuteesa, among others.


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