UNOC and the Cabinet of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom agree to establish a working group for Kabaale Industrial Park (KIP)


The management of Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) led by the Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo and the Cabinet of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom (BKK) led by Prime Minister Owek.Andrew Byakutaga Ateenyi  have agreed on the long-term cooperation as the construction of Kabaale Industrial Park (KIP) takes shape.

The two parties have agreed to establish a working group for Kabaale Industrial Park (KIP) which will address key issues and opportunities arising from the region.

The parties recently held a meeting that took place on the request of Bunyoro Kingdom following UNOC’s participation in the 25th Empango (Coronation) Anniversary held on June 11, 2019 at Karuzika Palace, Hoima.

Eng. Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo welcomed the Prime Minister of Bunyoro Kingdom and his Cabinet and reiterated the commitment to continue cooperation with the Kingdom.

She said the meeting was a chance to present the projects being handled by the UNOC and opportunities these projects present.

Owek. Byakutaga extended appreciated UNOC’s cooperation with the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, particularly UNOC’s support to the last two (Empango) Coronation Anniversary celebration.

He said that the visit to UNOC was specifically to acquaint his Cabinet with the activities of UNOC and explore ways of collaboration and partnerships.

He said the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom was aligning activities with all the players engaged in the development of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.

UNOC shared their plans to establish a liaison office in the community going forward in order to improve awareness of the UNOC business operations and enhance stakeholder engagements with the communities and buy-in.

UNOC was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act and Section 7 of the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act, both of 2013.

UNOC was incorporated under the Companies’ Act of 2012 as a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda.

The Company’s overall function is to handle the Government of Uganda’s commercial interests in the petroleum sector and to ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner.