February 2022, Vol. 249, No. 2


East Africa Boost: Uganda Pipeline Approval Underway

By Shem Oirere, Contributing Editor, Africa  Uganda has now completed a draft bill, which, when passed into law by Parliament, will pave the way for the enactment of legislation that facilitates the implementation of the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline project.  The country’s Cabinet approved the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Bill 2021 in early October 2021, which now awaits tabling in Parliament by Energy and Mineral Development for debate.  Enacting and enabling legislation to support the construction of the approximate 890-mile (1,443-km) crude pipeline is one of the issues agreed upon with project developers in the Host

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