Greenpeace Africa warns that oil pipeline deal threat to environment

Greenpeace Africa has described news that Uganda and Tanzania have finalised plans to build an oil pipeline from Hoima to Tanga as a ‘neo-colonial project that has vast environmental and climate risks’.

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC last weekend signed agreements  to kickstart the construction of  the $3.5 billion 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline.

“Oil companies are desperately clinging onto a dying industry. They clearly have vested interests in keeping their pockets lined. Communities in East Africa are not interested in dirty, outdated, fossil-fuels. They are rising up and championing a future that is powered by renewable sources of energy,” said Greenpeace Africa Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu.

Read more: The Independent



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