- The four (4) agreements are aimed at enhancing road safety, cultural heritage and biodiversity conservation in the Albertine region.
- The VIA Road Safety and Mobility Program in schools is meant to deal with the traffic in the Albertine region, as it’s predicted to is double over the coming years
Total energies Uganda has launched the TEPU Action Campaign, an initiative aimed at showcasing the positive impact of Total Energies' activities in the Tilenga Project area.
General Manager, Total Energies EP, Philippe Groueix, noted that there has been a lot of research work in the background and now it’s now time to act.
“The Action For Sustainability is one of the many programs by Total Energies EP Uganda that will show that the Tilenga Project development is not a threat to the environment and communities, but comes with major economic developments for Uganda”
In a bid to prove its commitment to biodiversity protection, the oil giant reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable development initiatives through the signing of four agreements aimed at enhancing road safety, cultural heritage and biodiversity conservation in the Albertine region.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Barbra Babweteera Mutambi ,the Executive Director of Cross Cultural Foundation, noted that the partnership would enable them scale out their activities to further safeguard and promote heritage resources within the Albertine region Under the project titled “Culture for Livelihood (CUL)”,
“Cross Cultural Foundation, will safeguard and promote culture as key to improving community and individual livelihood. The 1 year project will be implemented in Bunyoro and Bugungu, Alur and Acholi” she revealed.
Relatedly, the event saw Total Energies move to implement the VIA Road Safety and Mobility Program in 100 schools impacting over 38,000 students in order to deal with the rise in traffic accidents as well as raising awareness in the Albertine region, since it is predicted to is double over the coming years due to increased oil and gas activities.
This was in partnership with Safe Way Right Way, an NGO focused on improving road safety.
According to Peter Tibigambwa, the Executive Director, if the Traffic and Road Safety law is there and people do not know about it, it is as good as useless so they intend to work around at creating awareness.
The Chimpanzee Trust Executive Director Dr. Joshua Rukundo hailed Total Energies for having developed strategies in using new cleaner ways of extracting energy, with getting what is needed and protecting the environment.