Ugandan wildlife agency voices concerns over oil drilling safeguards near PAs

(Reuters) - Uganda's state-run environment authority has accused UK petroleum explorer, Tullow Oil, of taking inadequate steps to safeguard the environment around their drilling sites, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Environmentalists are concerned at the impact Uganda's fast growing oil sector will have on wildlife in the game parks that abut the border with eastern DRC and sit atop of reserves estimated at about 2 billion barrels.

Aryamanya Mugisha, who heads the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) said Tullow's staff in charge of environmental safety were poorly trained and lacked experience.

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