Tanzania digs in over oil pipeline bid

20 April 2016, Arusha — The government has continued to step up efforts to convince its counterparts in Kampala to route a proposed oil pipeline through Tanzania after a Ugandan team of experts endorsed the Tanzania’s proposal on the project, last week.

pipelinesEnergy experts from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda met in Kampala last week alongside all key stakeholders in the oil pipeline project.

The meetings were being held ahead of the Northern Corridor Summit when President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Museveni of Uganda are scheduled to meet over the contentious issue.

Tanzania wants the pipeline to end at Tanga while Kenya is offering Lamu, both along East African coast.

The Tanzanian Team of Experts (ToE), according to a press statement from the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals, emerged as key drivers of the meetings by making a compelling case as to why the infrastructure should pass through Tanzania.

The ToEs included the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Permanent Secretary Prof Justin Ntalikwa and his deputy in charge of energy Eng. Dr Juliana Pallangyo, and experts from the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA).




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