National Environment Management Authority Uganda Wildlife Authority
POLICY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Oil and Gas Policy, 2008 Energy Policy, 2002 Petroleum (Exploration and Production) (Conduct of Ex- ploration Operations) Regulations, 1993
ACTION POINTS FOR LEGISLATORS
Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development) Electricity Regulatory Authority
Access to information, particularly the production shar- ing agreements between Government and the oil com- panies, is still heavily restricted and controlled. This will negatively impact on the transparency and accountabil- ity of petroleum exploration and production. The areas in which oil deposits have been confirmed are of crucial biodiversity value. Most of these are wildlife re- serves, national parks, World Heritage sites and Ramsar sites.26
The ecological and tourism value of these resourc-
es should be maintained as they will continue to be useful to national economic development long after petroleum reserves have been exhausted.