An East African Geopolitical Dilemma: Which pipeline route makes most sense for Uganda?

An interesting take on the dilemma Uganda faces when it comes to which route to the Indian Ocean to chose, to the still to be built port of Lamu in Kenya or the equally not ready port of Tanga in Tanzania. What has not been said here of course is that this dilemma should be a catalyst to speed up the construction of a refinery in Uganda to produce white fuels, able to take care of not just domestic consumption but also to export into the nearby region (i.e. South Sudan, Eastern Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and even Western Tanzania) which, through value addition, produces much greater economic benefits for our country than pumping Uganda’s low viscosity crude oil to the ports and then re-import white fuels at much higher cost.

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