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Oil pipeline: EA leaders to meet in Kampala

By Joyce Nakato

Added 21st April 2016 12:06 PM

The discussions are set to take place at the Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo.

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Ambassador James Mugume addressing a press conference at Uganda Media Centre last year. (File photo credit: Juliet Kasirye)

The discussions are set to take place at the Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo.

East African leaders are set to hold high level discussions this weekend over the final route of Uganda's oil pipeline as part of preparations for oil production in the country.

The discussions are set to take place at the Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo as part of the 13th Northern corridor summit that will see the leaders choose between Kenya and Tanzania for the location of the pipeline.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador James Mugume says that earlier discussions on the matter between the three countries have been unsuccessful.

Mugume largely attributes the failure to issues relating to the cost of the pipeline and refinery construction, in addition to the price of the oil.

But he reassures the public that a final decision will be reached at after this summit.

Other issues to be discussed at the upcoming summit include the progress of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and the restoration of peace in South Sudan.

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