Oil spill scare causing panic in Hoima District

Oil mining field in Hoima District. Residents say the spill poses a risk to their livelihood and health and also threatens the hotsprings. File photo

What you need to know:

  • On Thursday, a team from the Geological Survey and Mines, Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Water and National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) rushed to the area to assess the impact of the spill.
  • Mr Ernest Rubondo, the executive director of the PAU, confirmed the incident saying they were working to establish what exactly had spilled and assess the extent of the damage.

Residents and local leaders in Kibiro Village, Kigorobya Sub-county in Hoima District have expressed worry over an oil spill after a geothermal exploration hole exploded, letting off spillage into the village and Lake Albert.

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