Ugandan government puts on positive spin, but Tullow doubts it can settle tax dispute before poll

Issue 202 - 04 Feb 2011 - By Thalia Griffiths | 4 minute read

With just two weeks until polling day, Kampala is plastered with election posters,most of them showing President Yoweri Museveni in his trademark straw hat. He is widely expected to defeat his main opponent Kizza Besigye in the first round but, whatever the outcome, the elections will be followed by a lengthy interregnum before the new president is inaugurated and the new parliament in place. This means that much government business will effectively be suspended until at least May, including resolving the protracted dispute over tax due on Heritage Oil & Gas’ sale of its assets to Tullow Oil.

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