The world's largest heated pipeline will produce 216,000 barrels of crude oil per day as it covers 1,443km from Uganda to Tanzania. Its climate and humanitarian impact have been criticised by NGOs and the European Union while its leading investor, the French oil company TotalEnergies, and local governments defend its development and employment opportunities.
Since EACOP set foot in Uganda and Tanzania, Project Affected Persons (PAPs) have cited delays and unfair compensation for their land. In Uganda, farmers fear the economic consequences of the absence of crops, whilst in Tanzania local communities lack information.
The building is filled up to the top with mountains of wheel traps, snares and spears. A handful of elephant tusks in a small closet next door are kept as proof that poaching still is a major threat at Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park.