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The company was recognised for its various Social Enterprise programmes carried out in Buliisa and Hoima Districts and especially for its efforts in promoting education, health and infrastructure development. The company has invested over $5million establishing schools and hospitals that will support over 200,000 people in the area.

Tullow was also commended for its commitment to development in communities and improving the lives of the local people through provision of health services, schools and job creation.

Cathy Adengo, Corporate Communications Manager, who received the award on behalf of the company said:

“Tullow takes a long-term view in our operations and considers creating shared prosperity to be integral part of our business that underpins our commitment to ensuring that the success of the oil and gas industry brings meaningful benefits to local people and national economies.”

Tullow currently employs over 100 Ugandans who are actively participating in the emerging Oil and Gas sector in the country. Through infrastructure projects, over 350 people from the local communities have also been employed to undertake the construction and formation of Tullow’s CSR projects in the Albertine area.

Tullow in Uganda is also playing a key role in promoting local capacity development in oil and gas through various training and development programmes. Some of the programs include: Oil and Gas scholarships, technical training and graduate trainee programmes.

The Uganda Responsible Awards recognise companies whose activities contribute to the achievement of the Uganda National Development plan and adhere to international best practice that meet the objectives set in the United National Millennium goals.