Wednesday, 26th June 2014; Today, CNOOC Uganda opened a new office in Hoima, their second office in the country. This new office is located at Plot 48, Kitara Courts Hoima town.

This function was attended by the area MP Hon. Henry Kajura, the woman MP, Hon. TophaceKaahwa, local leaders, kingdom officials, representatives from Kyangwali sub county, representatives from other oil companies, CNOOC partners, CNOOC staff and Hoima journalists, CNOOC Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Zack Lubega thanked all of the people in Hoima for accommodating them and allowing them peaceful access to the land in the areas where the drilling is to be done.

“This office is open to all of you people in Hoima. We have dedicated staff here who are more than willing to answer all your questions about our past and present activities both in Uganda and internationally.” He said.

The area woman MP, Hon, TophaceKaahwa thanked CNOOC for opening an office closer to the Hoima people who are directly affected by their activities. “There were some reports that communication with CNOOC management is not easy since they are mainly located in Kampala. I would like to applaud CNOOC for quickly and positively reacting to this report and establishing a ground office.” She said.

Representatives from the kingdom thanked CNOOC for responding to the requests they make for funding and sponsorship for their activities. They encouraged people in Hoima to embrace the development that CNOOC was bringing to the region and to continue co-operating with them whenever approached.

The brief event ended with CNOOC serving refreshments to its guests as they toured the new office. The Hoima journalists were later treated to a meet and greet dinner, courtesy of CNOOC.