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Amama Mbabazi Fires Spies from Go Forward Headquarters

The Global Rights Alert, approved http://denafilmax.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/admin/class-wc-admin.php Transparency International Uganda and Action Aid have Tuesday launched a campaign that seeks to encourage the government to improve transparency in the governance of oil and other mineral resources.

The “OurOilOurFuture” campaign involves signing an online petition on to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI).

The campaign aims at collecting signatures from the public, viagra dosage http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-media-v1-2-endpoint.php petitioning the President to subscribe to EITI

The campaign calls for maximum disclosure, malady openness and involvement of citizens in all major decisions; with no secret deals between government and oil companies, behind closed doors.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative  was  created to assist governments in improving transparency in their country’s extractive industries so as to improve revenue collection.

Speaking at the Launch of the campaign at Kampala Serena Hotel, Winnie Ngabiirwe the Executive Director  of Global Rights Alert, a civil society Organization, said that through the campaign, the public seeks to encourage the Government to substantively commit to improved transparency and information sharing in regards to the country’s oil and mineral production.

“We would like the government to make binding commitment by agreeing to take tangible steps to better involve citizens in the developments in the oil and mining sectors by sharing critical information with the public,” she said.

She explained that when one signs on the petition, an email will be sent to the President’s office and he will see the action as more people sign in.

She urged Ugandans to sign so as to mount pressure on Government to play the leadership role they ought to.

(L-R) Arthur Larok, Winnie Ngabiirwe and Peter Wandera during the lauch of the EITI Campaign at Kampala Serena Hotel

(L-R) Arthur Larock, Winnie Ngabiirwe and Peter Wandera during the launch of the EITI Campaign at Kampala Serena Hotel

Peter Wandera, the Executive Director of Transparency International Uganda said without transparency and integrity, accountability cannot be achieved.

“Tell your government that transparency in the extractive sector is a must- sign up to this online petition,” he urged Ugandans.

Responding to Why Uganda needs the EITI, Action Aid Country Director, Arthur Larock said none of the multiple laws guiding the development of the oil sector contain the basic characteristics for transparency and information sharing that the EITI helps to operationalize.

Peter Wandera, Executive Director, Transparency Uganda, Winnie Ngabiirwe, Executive Director, Global Rights Alert and Arthur Larock, Country Director Actionaid Uganda at the launch of the #OurOilOurFuture campaign

Peter Wandera, Executive Director, Transparency Uganda, Winnie Ngabiirwe, Executive Director, Global Rights Alert and Arthur Larock, Country Director Actionaid Uganda at the launch of the #OurOilOurFuture campaign

He cited the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013 which actually mandates secrecy and confidentiality rather than openness and inclusion.

He said the Petroleum Section of the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 does contain certain clauses that bode well for greater information sharing, including Section 61 which require reports of the Petroleum Fund to be published in newspapers and made available on the website of the Ministry of Finance.

He added that however, the clause is currently vague and could be made stronger in the attending regulations to make sure that companies must disclose the payments they make to government and that all project-by-project company specific payments are included in the reports of the Fund.

49 countries across the globe are currently implementing EITI. Out of the top 20 oil producing countries, five countries are currently implementing EITI including the United States, Iraq, Nigeria, Norway and Kazakhstan.
The Global Rights Alert, and http://crankygenius.com/wp-includes/default-filters.php Transparency International Uganda and Action Aid have Tuesday launched a campaign that seeks to encourage the government to improve transparency in the governance of oil and other mineral resources.

The “OurOilOurFuture” campaign involves signing an online petition on to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI).

The campaign aims at collecting signatures from the public, decease http://conversionxl.com/wp-includes/class-wp-query.php petitioning the President to subscribe to EITI.

The campaign calls for maximum disclosure, stuff http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-includes/post.php openness and involvement of citizens in all major decisions; with no secret deals between government and oil companies, behind closed doors.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative  was  created to assist governments in improving transparency in their country’s extractive industries so as to improve revenue collection.

Speaking at the Launch of the campaign at Kampala Serena Hotel, Winnie Ngabiirwe the Executive Director  of Global Rights Alert, a civil society Organization, said that through the campaign, the public seeks to encourage the Government to substantively commit to improved transparency and information sharing in regards to the country’s oil and mineral production.

“We would like the government to make binding commitment by agreeing to take tangible steps to better involve citizens in the developments in the oil and mining sectors by sharing critical information with the public,” she said.

She explained that when one signs on the petition, an email will be sent to the President’s office and he will see the action as more people sign in.

She urged Ugandans to sign so as to mount pressure on Government to play the leadership role they ought to.

(L-R) Arthur Larok, Winnie Ngabiirwe and Peter Wandera during the lauch of the EITI Campaign at Kampala Serena Hotel

(L-R) Arthur Larock, Winnie Ngabiirwe and Peter Wandera during the launch of the EITI Campaign at Kampala Serena Hotel

Peter Wandera, the Executive Director of Transparency International Uganda said without transparency and integrity, accountability cannot be achieved.

“Tell your government that transparency in the extractive sector is a must- sign up to this online petition,” he urged Ugandans.

Responding to Why Uganda needs the EITI, Action Aid Country Director, Arthur Larock said none of the multiple laws guiding the development of the oil sector contain the basic characteristics for transparency and information sharing that the EITI helps to operationalize.

Peter Wandera, Executive Director, Transparency Uganda, Winnie Ngabiirwe, Executive Director, Global Rights Alert and Arthur Larock, Country Director Actionaid Uganda at the launch of the #OurOilOurFuture campaign

Peter Wandera, Executive Director, Transparency Uganda, Winnie Ngabiirwe, Executive Director, Global Rights Alert and Arthur Larock, Country Director Actionaid Uganda at the launch of the #OurOilOurFuture campaign

He cited the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013 which actually mandates secrecy and confidentiality rather than openness and inclusion.

He said the Petroleum Section of the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 does contain certain clauses that bode well for greater information sharing, including Section 61 which require reports of the Petroleum Fund to be published in newspapers and made available on the website of the Ministry of Finance.

He added that however, the clause is currently vague and could be made stronger in the attending regulations to make sure that companies must disclose the payments they make to government and that all project-by-project company specific payments are included in the reports of the Fund.

49 countries across the globe are currently implementing EITI. Out of the top 20 oil producing countries, five countries are currently implementing EITI including the United States, Iraq, Nigeria, Norway and Kazakhstan.
Go Forward Presidential candidate Hon Amama Mbabazi has fired two of his senior campaign officials who he accuses of selling out vital information to his rival President Yoweri Museveni’s camp.

The two have been identified as Ronald Tumwine Ssekitoleko and Idiris Kiiza who have been holding high offices at the Go Forward Secretariat.

In a statement issued by Mbabazi’s Communications Director Ms Josephine Mayanja Nkangi, visit web http://danmarknorge.org/wp-includes/class-wp-http-streams.php Ssekitoleko and Kiiza were effective today relieved of their duties by the secretariat.

They are also being accused of trying to recruit others Go Foward members to join the enemy camp.

“[These] have been dismissed from the TDA(U) – Go Forward secretariat having found to have been in breach of the ideals and standards we hold dear,” read part of the statement.

“These gentlemen, and we use this term loosely, have been paid large sums of money by the (competitors) to trade confidential information and have been found to be attempting to recruit our members,” revealed Nkangi.

“This is therefore to warn the general public that anyone who deals with Tumwine Ssekitoleko or Idiri Kiiza on TDA(U) – Go Forward business does so at their own peril.”

The communiqué however, doesn’t specify what sort of information was being traded by the said individuals.

 

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