DATE: 23rd September 2021
Transfer, Extension or Variation of ESIA
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) hereby informs the public that with effect from 24th September 2021.
Feasibility studies on the development of a Crude Oil Pipeline from the Albertine Graben to the East African Coast were undertaken to ascertain the best option to transport Uganda’s crude oil to the coast. The Hoima (Uganda) – Tanga (Tanzania) route was selected having found to be more secure and cheaper.
The Uganda Environmental Information Network is a network consisting of partners working on collecting, storing and disseminating information relevant for the management of the environment. Follow this link to visit the portal http://chein.nema.go.ug
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.
NEMA carries out Impact Assessment within the following ways Assessing and monitoring all environmental phenomena with a view to making an assessment of any possible changes in environment and their possible impact; Monitoring operation of any industry, project, policy or activity with a view to determining its immediate and long-term effects on the environment; Distributing EIA reports to relevant sectors (Ministry/Department); Making recommendations on approval or mitigating factors relating to environmental assessments; Following up to ensure that mitigation
UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, WHAT NEXT? Thereafter, an Annual Environmental Audit (EA) Study Report will be done on the project. It is Your Responsibility to Implement Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notwithstanding any licence, permit or approval granted under any written law, any person who commences, proceeds with, executes or conducts any project without approval granted under the Act or regulations issued under the Act commits an offence and on conviction is liable to the penalty prescribed under the Act.