Ministry of energy/ACN to co-operate

A meeting was held today at the Ministry of Energy Boardroom A207 between Anti-Counterfeit Network Africa (ACN) and Ministry of Energy Officials led by the Commissioner Petroleum Supply, Rev. Frank Tukwasibwe.

Other Ministry Officials who attended were the Principal Petroleum Officer (licensing) Mr. Disan Kiguli, Principal Officer (monitoring and inspection) Mr. Edward Nuwamanya, the Acting Principal Petroleum Enforcement Officer (legal) Faridah Nakayiza and the Acting Principal Officer (transport and storage) Mr. Nelson Maali.

ACN was represented by Fred Muwema, Director Legal and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Richard Kawesa, Director Projects and Strategy and Mr. Andrew Oluka, External Lawyer.

The Commissioner explained the challenges faced by the Ministry in the regulation and licensing of the downstream petroleum supply operations visàvis the law.  He said the single pump operators were a big problem.

The Commissioner welcomed the private sector effort of ACN to fight counterfeits and illicit supplies.  ACN explained some of the legal, socio-economic interventions that can be used.

The two sides agreed to take joint interventions strategies to curb illicit petroleum supplies by establishing a framework of co-operation.

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