Oil & Gas
Lake Albert is located in the center of the continent, on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lake Albert is the northernmost of the chain of lakes in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift.
It is about 160 km (100 mi) long and 30 km (19 mi) wide, with a maximum depth of 51 m (168 ft), and a surface elevation of 619 m (2,030 ft) above sea level.
Lake Albert is part of the complicated system of the upper Nile. Its main sources are the Victoria Nile, ultimately coming from Lake Victoria to the southeast, and the Semliki River, which issues from Lake Edward to the southwest. The water of the Victoria Nile is much less saline than that of Lake Albert. Its outlet, at the northernmost tip of the lake, is the Albert Nile, which becomes known as the Mountain Nile when it enters South Sudan.
At the southern end of the lake, where the Semliki comes in, there are swamps. Farther south looms the Ruwenzori Range, while a range of hills called the Blue Mountains tower over the northwestern shore. The few settlements along the shore include Butiaba and Pakwach.
Heritage Oil and Tullow Oil have announced major oil finds in the Lake Albert basin, with estimates that the multi-billion barrel field will prove to be the largest onshore field found in sub-saharan Africa for more than twenty years
MAKUUTU RARE EARTH ELEMENTS (REE) ESIA
THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is in receipt of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for the proposed Makuutu Rare Earth Elements (REE) Project which was submitted by the developer, Rwenzori Rare Metals Limited. The ESIA Report is now available for public scrutiny and comments.
The Makuutu REE Project is a 27-year proposed mining project for the extraction of rare earth elements from a 40 km long near surface ionic adsorption clay orebody covering the districts of Mayuge, Bugweri and Bugiri.
The Makuutu REE project will comprise of components and activities that include mining, a mineral processing plant and supporting infrastructure - such as warehouses, oﬃces, a laboratory, fuel storage facilities, and ablution blocks among others.
Details of the nature of the project, its location, its benefits to the local community, anticipated positive and negative impacts and proposed mitigation measures have been provided in the ESIA Report
Also, In accordance with the requirements of the National Environment Act No. 5 of 2019; and the National Environment (Environmental and Social Assessment) Regulations, 2020; the general public and persons specifically affected by the Makuutu REE Project are invited to study the ESIA Report and make comments on the same.
The invitation to the general public seeks to offer different stakeholders the opportunity to voice out their opinions and comments on the environmental and social implications of the Proposed Makuutu REE Project so that the development (extraction of rare earth elements) can be done in a manner that ensures sustainable development for the present and future generations.
Your views are important to the NEMA. You are therefore requested to take a moment and fill this form after studying the Makuutu REE Project ESIA Report. Individual or collective written comments from stakeholders can be submitted to the Executive Director, NEMA using the address at the end of this form.Find below relevant documents
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ESIA Report for the Tilenga Project
The ESIA Report for the Tilenga Project has been prepared in accordance with the National Environment Act Cap 153 (Ref. 1), and Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (EIA), 1998 (Ref. 2). The development of the ESIA Strategy for the Project was undertaken following discussions between the Project Proponents and the key. The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has received the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the proposed Tilenga Project by the joint developers Total (E&P) Uganda B.V and Tullow Uganda Operations PTY Ltd. In accordance with Section 20(5) of the National Environment Act, Cap 153; and Regulations 19 & 20 of the National Environment (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations S.I 153-1; the general public and persons specifically affected by the Tilenga project are invited to study the ESIA Report and make comments to the same.
The invitation to the general public seeks to offer different stakeholders the opportunity to voice out their opinions and comments on the environmental and social implications of the Proposed Tilenga project so that the development of the discovered Oil & Gas resources can be done in a manner that ensures sustainable development for the present and future generations.
You are kindly requested to take a moment and fill out the FEED-BACK FORM (provided) after studying the Tilenga Project ESIA Report. Individual or collective comments from stakeholders can be submitted to the Executive Director using the address at the end of the form.
The deadline for receiving feedback is 9th November 2018.