Usiri wa mikataba serikali zetu ziingiayo na makampuni ya kigeni, waganda wanataka haki yao kikatiba ya kujua mikataba hiyo ina nini humo. Bongo hili limekuwa tatizo kweli kweli....siri siri kali! Soma hapo chini uone Waganda wanavyosaka haki yao: http://petroleumafrica.com/read_article.php?NID=8879 Ugandan Government Sued for Full Disclosure of PSAs Thursday, January 7, 2010 The Ugandan government has been sued over the secrecy behind oil deals in the country. Greenwatch group filed a case at the High Court on December 22 and are seeking to have the government release copies of PSAs signed with four exploration companies, Heritage Oil, Tullow Oil, Dominion Oil, and Neptune Petroleum. According to our constitution, every citizen is entitled to information within the possession of the state and it can only be legally withheld where disclosure jeopardizes national security or compromises individual privacy, said Kenneth Kakuru, Greenwatchs lawyer in a Reuters report. So the state is acting illegally in refusing to release the PSAs. Demands for more transparency from the government have been ongoing for some time, however, the Ugandan government has time and again stated that disclosure of the terms would severely weaken its bargaining power in future negotiations. Officials said in December 2009 that Uganda will demand tougher terms in the next round of PSA negotiations with foreign exploration firms eyeing its Lake Albert reserves. Licensing of new exploration blocks is expected to start in Q3 2010 after a two-year suspension.