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Government confirms 160,000 oil pipeline jobs as Magufuli, Museveni lay foundation

  • Tanzania President shakes hands with President Museveni on his official visit to the country

Minister of Energy Irene Muloni has told visiting Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli and President Yoweri Museveni that thousands and thousands will gain employment from the oil pipeline.

Tanzania President Magufuli is in the country at the invitation of President Museveni and are expected to flag off the construction of the Pipeline.

Muloni said: "The pipeline will provide over 160,000 new jobs and we intend to train and certify Ugandans to work in the oil production process."

The minister said: "Your excellency, we are determined to make the oil story in Uganda a blessing and not a curse."

Muloni revealed: "The oil refined in Uganda will be used to produce petrol, diesel and aviation fuel."

She also confirmed: "We've received an invitation from OPEC to attend their meetings as observers. This is going to be the longest heated pipeline in the world."

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