A pipeline to transport crude oil from Uganda’s oil fields by Tanzania is under development

Uganda’s parliament has condemned a decision by the European Union parliament calling on Uganda and Tanzania to cease the event of their oil and fuel tasks within the East African area.

In a session on Thursday, Uganda’s Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa said the decision is predicated on misinformation and deliberate misrepresentation of key information on environment and human rights safety.

He said it represents the very best degree of neo-colonialism and imperialism against Uganda and Tanzania’s sovereignty.

It comes as Uganda and Tanzania are constructing the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop) project, stretching 1,443km (896 miles) from Lake Albert in western Uganda to the Tanzanian port of Tanga on the Indian Ocean.

Once accomplished, it will be the longest heated oil pipeline on the planet.

Uganda’s response got here because the EU parliament decision passed on Thursday warned of human rights abuses and the social and environmental danger posed by the Eacop project.

The EU parliament advises its member states not to present any diplomatic or monetary help to Uganda’s oil and fuel tasks.

Environmentalists have opposed the project because it straddles protected areas and delicate ecosystems.

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