Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 | By

National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) has welcomed the European Union Resolution on East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.

On 15th September, the EU parliament passed a resolution expressing concerns about numerous social and environmental risks posed by both Tilenga and EACOP oil and gas projects in Uganda and Tanzania.

The EU’s resolution called for a temporary halt of the projects for at least one year re-thinking the best option to address the concerns.

NAPE Executive Director, Frank Muramuzi says the government should study the issues raised by the EU and respect the voices of the citizens since the concerns raised affect their livelihoods if not addressed now and for future.

Muramuzi also called up the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to recall the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) issued to oil developers and ensure that the issues raised by the EU are enshrined in the revised permit.

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