East African Crude Oil Pipeline - EACOP:
Which Approach Should Be Adopted to Stop EACOP, and impact on People, Nature and Climate?.
The discoveries of oil in East Africa unfortunately define African countries, their future and its past. It has been and still is part of the whole struggle for better use of their natural resources and for improvement of human quality and their dignity, and their freedom of their resources. The exploitation of their natural resources has been a conflict struggle between their colonists on the one side and African countries' economy on the other.
Despite its modests presence in post colonial history most African countries have been in partnership with various multinational corporations, bilateral agreement on building infrastructure and construction of mega projects, but for the people in the region, the mega projects like EACOP raises much larger, unresolved questions on people, environment and climate change. Will the discoveries of oil and gas turn third world countries into another hope of their development? Who should benefit when the natural resources are discovered in the region? Most dramatically, what are the obligations of the people in these countries with low income, poor and lack of representation in political?, big percent lives in rural areas and also when the government considers you as a threat to the development of the country?. But much remains to be done to enhance long-term sustainable growth and meet their millennium development goals and despite this progress, Tanzania and Uganda still compare poorly to other countries, including their neighboring partners in the region. The East Africa region is slowly morphing into new changes in regard to oil and gas but this entirely depends on how well East Africa countries can diversify their economies on the back of their resources or fall back again in which the discoveries of their resources are the major factors.