Hii imekaaje wakuu, nasi tumuombe mzee Bill aje kwetu? ...labda watasikia. Source: http://www.monitor.co.ug/ Bill Gates advises Uganda on oil cash The world's second richest man and one of its most influential philanthropists will today advise the G20 to ask government to make details of Uganda's oil agreements public. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is also expected to ask the G20 to ensure that government declares the money it receives from its oil resources. Mr Gates' comments come a day after a parliamentary ad hoc committee started investigating allegations of corruption and unfair agreements in Uganda's largely opaque oil sector which is expected to generate $2 billion per year at peak production, compared to a national budget of $3 billion. "This oil revenue should have a huge impact on the government's ability to address the needs of millions of poor Ugandans," Mr Gates will today tell leaders of the G20, which include the world's richest and most powerful countries. "However, we have no insight into the country's oil leasing arrangements, and, as a result, Ugandan citizens have no means to protect their interests." Mr Gates' comments on Uganda are part of a report on financing global development he has written for the G20 meeting at the request of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who currently holds its rotational leadership. The full report will be published today. Mr Gates has closely been following developments in Uganda where his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a major donor to health projects, and is keen to see Uganda's oil money spent transparently on social and economic development.