Tullow Oil to resume oil exploration next week

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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Petroleum and Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes has assured the country that crude oil trucking from Lokichar to Mombasa would resume on August 22.

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This is after a meeting held on Wednesday with key stakeholders of the project in Lodwar

Speaking in Turkana County Tullow Oil Company Country Manager Martin Mbogo said the contractor of Tullow Oil has mobilized its staff to the field a week ago and the water distribution exercise has been normalized after the 45 days disruption.

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He however say that the company will supplement what the government has already done especially the gazettement of Turkana grievance management committee and inter-ministerial escalation and support committee.

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It is in this meeting that terms of reference of the county grievances management committee discussed on emerging issues and sensitization of the community on oil issues.

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Two months ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off oil trucking from Ngamia 8 in Lokichar, Turkana County to Mombasa, but three weeks later, activities at the Turkana oilfields were bogged down by hostility from locals over insecurity and unemployment.

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Tullow Oil temporarily suspended exploration of oil due to insecurity after a standoff with locals on how revenue should be shared.

Munyes says the grievances have been addressed paving the way for the Company to resume its job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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