NRGI set out to collect total oil, gas and mining revenue data for the countries included in the Resource Governance Index to find out how many dollars flow to governments that mismanage the handling of their natural resources.
Ghana’s government will develop a publicly available petroleum register containing the full text of all petroleum agreements, licenses, permits and authorizations, a government minister said yesterday.
Even before production—expected to commence around 2020 at the earliest—a report last Friday in New Vision Newspaper indicates Uganda has received about USD 693 million in oil revenues. Other sources put the figure as high as USD 750 million.
For years, Tanzania learned lessons in effective petroleum resource revenue management from Ghana and Uganda. During the latest regional media training course from NRGI, Tanzania’s recent stewardship of the sector presented lessons for Ugandan and Ghanaian journalists to take home.