Case against pipeline project delayed

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni gestures during a meeting with Tanzanian President Samia Hassan that preceded the signing of the the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Tripartite Project Agreement at State House Entebbe on April 11, 2021. PHOTO/PPU

What you need to know:

  • In a case filed on November 6, 2020, the applicants voice concern that prior to any similar project the states have 'obligations to natives. 

A case seeking to stop construction of the oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania for failing to conduct an environmental and social impact assessment has failed to take off even as the two countries proceed with implementation of the project.

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