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Ugandans await benefits from oil

 

BULIISA: It was the promise of oil — billions of barrels of black gold, discovered locked beneath Lake Albert — and the riches to follow that brought electricity to Buliisa. Roads, piped water and other unthinkable luxuries came next as the poor farming village on the great lake’s northern shores transformed into a booming frontier town, and Uganda braced for newfound prosperity as an African oil giant. But, those fortunes never transpired. The wells were never dug at Buliisa, the refineries never built and taps never turned.

AFP


 

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