Entebbe, Uganda, April 11, 2018 — With the support of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Government of Uganda has successfully signed an agreement with a consortium of American and Italian firms to finance and construct a US $4-billion refinery in the country’s Hoima district. The project will be a joint venture with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), a limited liability oil company owned by the Government of Uganda.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a suite of capacity-building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian Government officials in the area of public-private partnerships, particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.
Cape Town, South Africa, 6 February 2018 — With the aim of focusing the industry’s attention on gender diversity, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Adam Smith International, and International Women in Mining (IWIM) are organizing a high-level event on the margins of the African Mining Indaba 2018.
Abuja, Nigeria, 25 January 2018 — The African region is facing an increasingly-precarious infrastructure deficit, particularly in the power and transportation sectors. This gap is being widened by a constellation of forces, including growing populations, surging regional and international trade, urbanization, and shrinking national budgets. For African economies to maintain their steady growth, it’s estimated that USD 90 billion will need to be invested, annually, across the coming decade, and much of this investment is expected from the private-sector. In order to help structure, negotiate, implement and manage such private-sector investments, the African Legal Support Facility ("ALSF") has launched a suite of capacity building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacities of Nigerian government officials in the area of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.
In response to a request from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Commission, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) organized two workshops in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on best practices for managing oil and mining exploration and exploitation contracts.