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Uganda EACOP Project to Create 10,000 Jobs Post COVID-19

Following the global pandemic that has made a negative impact in Africa’s oil and gas industry, the Ugandan government has officially announced that the Final Investment Decision for the East Africa Crudeoil Pipeline (EACOP) project will be signed off during the first quarter of 2021.

Regarding this development, Hon. Mary Goretti Kitutu, Uganda’s Minister for Energy & Mineral Development, made the declaration during the sixth edition of East Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2020, that the EACOP project will create 10,000 jobs as soon the project commences, bringing in the youths and skilled workers in the country to participate on some of the capacity development programmes that has been put in place by the government.

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