Democratic Republic of Congo Wants In On Uganda, Tanzania Pipeline Deal

The Democratic Republic of Congo is looking in to join the Uganda – Tanzania oil pipeline according to Tanzania’s Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospter Muhongo. The Minister said that he will be meeting with Congo counter parts to discuss how the mineral rich country can get involved in the project. He added that Burundi and South Sudan are also expected to use the pipeline.

Uganda has begun construction part of the project where they have provided 40 percent shares of the project to five East African countries with each country holding eight percent shares (150 million US dollars). On the other hand, Tanzania has warned its residents from invading the land that has been set aside for the construction of railway, ordering those in those areas to relocate.

Construction of the pipeline is scheduled to start in August, this year and expected to be completed before 2020. Read more here.