Uganda's imperial problem
Heritage, with astonishing imperial arrogance, wants to settle the disagreement in a court in London, the former seat of the British empire, which for historical reasons remains a centre for this kind of thing.
As the FT reports:
Hilary Onek, Uganda’s energy minister, told the Financial Times yesterday that the government “would not budge” and that, like any company in Uganda, Heritage was liable for the tax.
“The oil fields are not in London. They [Heritage] are doing business here based on a national asset. They are obliged to pay the tax,” he said. “If I were Heritage I would not go for arbitration. I would just pay my tax and get my super profit. I don’t understand that greed.”