Water Governance Institute (WGI) was part of a team of national and international non-governmental organisations.

"Water Governance Institute (WGI) was part of a team of national and international non-governmental organisations that petitioned UNESCO/ World Heritage Center sometime back over the planned exploration and exploitation of oil resources in the Ngagi block that traverses the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There is now welcome news that oil firms are shying away from exploring and/or exploiting oil resources in this region, because of World Heritage significance. http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Oil-companies-shy-Ngaji-block--bid/-/688334/3108540/-/rjwk79/-/index.html.There are, however, unconfirmed reports that Uganda Government is determined, in spite of this, to go ahead with plans to explore and exploit oil resources/reserves in this protected area. If these reports turnout to be true, it will be a shame on Uganda and will depict the Uganda government a rogue that has no respect for international protocols, conventions and treaties/agreements, live alone its own national laws"

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