President Yoweri Museveni has assured the Country of Uganda’s oil flowing by 2025.
The European Union (EU) lawmakers yesterday voted by a majority of 334 to pass the resolution that seeks to compel Uganda, Tanzania and the Total Energies SE to delay development of the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) for at least one year.
During the one year period Uganda and the French oil giant should go back to the drawing board to study an alternative route with less environmental footprint.
Reacting to the Eu decision, Museveni assured the Country that “the project shall proceed as stipulated in the contract we have with TotalEnergies and CNOOC.”
“We should remember that Total Energies convinced me about the Pipeline idea; if they choose to listen to the EU Parliament, we shall find someone else to work with,” the President said Friday evening.
Either way, he added: “we shall have our oil coming out by 2025 as planned. So, the people of Uganda should not worry.”