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Ugandan Government Releases Oil Contracts to Parliament


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On 20 May, the government of Uganda released the full terms of oil industry contracts it had kept secret for years and claimed to be protected by confidentiality clauses. The government gave the copies of the contracts to the parliamentary library, a landmark move for resource transparency in Uganda after two years of sustained advocacy by parliamentarians, journalists and civil society.

Since 2009, Revenue Watch Institute (RWI), the African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), and Publish What You Pay Uganda have brought together Ugandan civil society, journalists and MPs to discuss the benefits of contract transparency. Revenue Watch and AFIEGO have also worked together to build legislators’ capacity to manage the country’s newfound oil wealth and deepen parliament’s understanding of contracts and its oversight role.

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