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Relief as export ban on unprocessed minerals is lifted

President Yoweri Museveni has lifted the ban on the exportation of unprocessed minerals by both local and international players, saying he was misled by his Advisors.

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Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, Kabagambe Kaliisa at the launch of the licensing round in Kampala. (Photo: F. Nalubega)

Stop! Civil society objects to first competitive bidding round

Today, a group of nine civil society organisations working in Uganda released a joint statement expressing concern over the decision by the Government of Uganda to continue with the planned bidding round for six oil blocks despite the absence of critical regulatory institutions and mechanisms

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Campaigner raises red flag on four of the shortlisted companies

International campaigner Global Witness has questioned the credibility of four of the companies on the short list released by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development last week as the government prepares to officially open the first competitive bidding round for six oil blocks this Friday.

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An artisanal mining operation in Mubende District. Although a bigger part of Uganda's mining industry is artisanal

Mining royalty fees defaulters named, face travel bans

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has published a list of mineral license holders who have not paid fees for mineral exploration, development and production.

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TIU REPORT

Prominent names in irregular land acquisitions in Hoima

Communally owned land is secretly being parcelled out and registered in the names of rich and well connected individuals, leaving residents helpless.

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