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    Extent of National Content Participation in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-05-26) Remigious Tumwesigye
    This research endeavoured to delve into the extent of national content participation in Uganda's oil and gas industry, with a specific focus on the involvement of local entities in providing essential skills, services, and supplies. By comprehending the level of engagement of indigenous businesses, the study aimed to pinpoint potential areas for improvement and evaluate how the nation can capitalize on its resources and expertise for sustainable development. This research sought to investigate three objectives including assessing the extent to which local entities provide skills, services and supplies in the oil and gas sector, examining the proportion of Ugandans against expatriates being employed in the oil and gas sector and investigating and understanding the obstacles and difficulties encountered in the successful implementation of national content participation in the oil and gas sector in Uganda focusing on the Albertine Graben region. This study was conducted as a cross-sectional survey design, using a mixture of questionnaires, interviews, and document review to collect data. The study included 102 participants who were selected using purposive and simple random sampling. The research findings revealed that there is a need for increased investment and support for local suppliers, ongoing efforts to enhance the capabilities of the Ugandan workforce, and increased enforcement of local content limitations by the government. In conclusion, the study emphasises the necessity of increased investments and support for local suppliers to assist them in competing with global firms. If this goal is achieved, economic growth and sustainability in Uganda could be fostered. In addition to this, there is a continual need for efforts to be made to improve the capabilities of the workforce in Uganda and to guarantee that multinational oil companies are complying with the legislative obligations that surround the employment of locals.
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    The Effect of Local Content Policy in the Oil and Gas Sector on Sustainable Community Growth in Uganda, a Case Study of Buliisa District
    (Uganda Christian University, 2024-05-03) Hawah Nabiswazi
    The study evaluated the effect of local content policy in the oil and gas sector on sustainable community growth in Uganda using Buliisa district as the case study. The study was focused on three objectives namely, to determine the effect of using local labor; training programs; and sourcing of local goods and services in the oil and gas sector on sustainable community growth in Buliisa district. The study employed a case-study research design and 49 participants were selected using purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Data collection was done using key informant interviews and document reviews. The qualitative data findings were analyzed using thematic analysis and revealed that using local labor; local labor training programs; and sourcing of local goods and services in the oil and gas sector all affect sustainable community growth in Buliisa district. The study concluded that the more local content policy implementation in the oil and gas sector, the higher the sustainable community growth of Buliisa district. The study recommends that priority should be given to local labor when hiring, jobs should be given on merit and formal hiring procedures should be adopted by IOCs. Furthermore, vocational trainings in petroleum studies should be availed for local labor, research and development should be done locally to identify existent skill gaps, and trainings should be given to educators at various teaching institutions by IOCs. For sourcing of domestic goods and services, PAU should conduct periodic check to check for compliance of LCP, priority should be given to local companies to supply goods and services if they meet the standards and IOCs should examine market before calling for submission of bids by local companies.