Challenges in Setting up Legal Frameworks for Natural Resources Governance in the East African Countries
The paper posits that the trend in the East African countries whereby the
governments have embarked upon developing policies and regulatory
institutions for the governance of the recently discovered extractive resources is
ill fated. The argument is that it is a quintessential to have in place an effective
legal framework to secure democratic governance over natural resources. The
paper proposes the underlying principles that can safeguard against patrimonial
disenfranchisement of the people in their ownership and control of natural
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