Opposition Wants Biofuels Bill Start Date Staggered
by Mary Karugaba (New Vision) Staggering the commencement date would help government build capacity. — … Presenting the opposition’s views on the Biofuels Bills, 2016 to the parliamentary committee on Natural Resources, MP Simon Oyet argued that right now the country has not yet built enough capacity to produce biofuel at commercial levels.
He however warned that with an already food problem in the country, the Bill is likely to worsen the situation if implemented in its current state.
Oyet who is also shadow minister for energy and mineral development expressed concern that the high demand for food crops for biofuel is likely to cause increased competition for land as more acreage is converted to the production of energy crops, leaving less acreage available for other crops. READ MORE and MORE (AllAfrica/The Monitor)