Oil exploration and property rights in Uganda. A

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social Science
The study was conducted on the Oil exploration and property rights as the study topic which was further broken down into three specific objectives that is to say; To explore how the upstream stage of oil exploration has affected the property rights in the Albertine graben region; To assess how the Midstream stage of oil exploration affects the property rights in the Albertine Graben region and to establish how the preparation for the Downstream stage of oil exploration affects the right of livestock in the Albertine Graben region. The study design that was adopted was a cross-sectional survey design and Additionally, the study also adopted a mixed method approach in data collection, whereby both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in data collection. Quantitative approach involved the use of questionnaire, while qualitative approach involved collecting data through face-to-face interview and observation. The study population was 2500 with a sample size of 335 respondents. The findings, using the ANOVA table, revealed that there was also a positive significant effect of the Midstream stage of Oil exploration on property rights. The ANOVA table indicated that the downstream stage of exploration negatively affects the property rights of households in the Albertine Graben Region, Uganda. It was recommended that the government must simplify and expedite the process of registering customary land to correspond with the rapid pace of large-scale land acquisitions for extractive industry activities. In particular, mechanisms for the purpose of redressing the imbalances created by history, tradition and custom related to women’s ownership rights of customary land should be put in place.
thesis submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment for the award of a masters of human rights and development of Kampala International University
Oil exploration, Property rights, Uganda.