IGEN EA statement on EACOP oil agreements -Uganda must invest in green industries of tomorrow -20-April-2021

“It feels like we signed a death warrant for the tourism sector and all other sectors that depend on a stable ecosystem! The oil exploration, eventual extraction and pipeline construction all take place in a very ecologically sensitive area. The Albertine rift houses about 70% of Uganda’s protected areas. This is where the mining and pipeline activities are going to take place. This region is a vital river and lake system for the Nile basin. River Semliki, Lake Albert, and the Nile River in Murchison Falls support both human and wildlife.”

Ben Ntale from the Association for Conservation of Bugoma Forest, Uganda