Uganda. Ugandan Parliament accuses European Parliament of economic sabotage

Latin America Summary, September 16, 2022.

The Ugandan legislature today responded with a rosary of contempt to the European Parliament’s decision against a giant joint project with Tanzania to build an oil pipeline between the two African countries.

The deputy speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Thomas Tiboa, told the press that the European Parliament’s decision represented the “highest level of neo-colonialism and imperialism”, and described the text as “economic sabotage” trying to “constrain the economic development” of his government. Country.

The day before, European lawmakers approved a resolution condemning alleged human rights violations and attacks on the environment over the construction of a 1,450-kilometre pipeline that will transport crude oil from Uganda to the Tanzanian port of Tanga.

The resolution calls for a one-year suspension of pipeline construction and denounces what it describes as “arbitrary arrests of activists” opposing the project.

The Ugandan legislator alluded to the hypocrisy of the text criticizing the project, but it is clear that European countries are responsible for a large part of the emissions of gases polluting the entire planet.

Source: Prensalatina.

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