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    “Compulsory acquisition of land is the last option”

    Kato Vincent is the Principal Exploration Geologist in charge of designing and implementing exploration programs in the Department of Geological Survey and Mines in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. Oil in Uganda talked to him about the mining sector in Uganda. Read More

  • Prof. Zerubabel Nyiira Mijumbi (Photo: Nalubega F.)

    “Oil money should fund agriculture”

    Prof. Zerubabel Nyiira Mijumbi (Photo: Nalubega F.)

    Prof. Zerubabel Nyiira Mijumbi is the outgoing State Minister for Agriculture who has just been appointed Junior Fisheries Minister. He spoke to Oil in Uganda about how the extractives sector can facilitate the growth of agriculture and avoid the so-called Dutch Disease. Read More

  • Zambians

    Zambia: Mining companies threaten to leave over tax

    Zambians have for long felt that the country does not benefit much from mining. In June 2014, the Zambian government announced that it would carry out a forensic audit of the mining operations of Vedanta Resources since 2007 following allegations that the company has been under-reporting production and  under-paying taxes.

    Canadian firm Barrick Gold Corporation has threatened to suspend its operations in Zambia by June and could even start laying off some of its 4,000 employees at its Lumwana mine as early as this month following the revision of the mining taxes by the Zambian government.

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  • Mining Community Representatives from Central Region led by Rubaga MP Ken Lukyamuzi hand over their proposals to Parliamentary Commissioner Reagan Okumu.

    New mining law should recognise artisanal miners, double royalties

    Mining Community Representatives from Central Region led by Rubaga MP Ken Lukyamuzi (Right) hand over their proposals to Parliamentary Commissioner Reagan Okumu at the meeting (Photo: F. Nalubega)

    Representatives of mining communities and civil society in Uganda last week handed over their proposals for amendments to the country’s mining legislation that is currently under review. Read More

  • A miner displaye iron ore 2

    Value addition: Presidential directive rattles miners

    A miner displays a piece of unprocessed iron ore in Kabale District. (Photo: B. Sidsel)

    A 2011 directive from President Yoweri Museveni forbidding Ugandan miners from exporting unprocessed minerals remains largely unenforced to date, with some of the miners describing it as impractical. Read More

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

    Massive interest as first competitive licensing round is launched

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

    Energy Ministry officials told media on Tuesday that 400 companies have already expressed interest in the blocks that were opened up for licensing this week in Uganda’s first competitive licensing round. Read More

  • A Russian-made Uganda Peoples Defense Forces Air Force jet that was supplied

    Refinery contractor’s military links raise eyebrows

    Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of Rostec, supplied six Russian made Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighters to Uganda in a deal that was said to be worth at least US$740 million. Read More

  • Energy Minister Irene Muloni

    We will work with communities-Refinery contractor

    Energy Minister Irene Muloni

    The Russian firm that is leading the consortium that has won the multi-billion dollar refinery bid has told Oil in Uganda that its focus will be on maintaining good working relations with the communities in the refinery project areas. Read More

  • A blind student of tailoring attending internship training (Photo: Courtesy of Living Earth)

    Skilling Uganda: The bigger picture

    New sectors and businesses are rapidly emerging and people in the Albertine region must be supported to develop the necessary skills to capitalise on these new opportunities.  Read More

  • March

    Mining Indaba: The two conflicting agendas

    Activists march through the streets of Cape Town en route to the Convention Center where the Invest in Africa Mining Indaba is taking place (Photo: C. Musiime)

    Two very important events opened simultaneously yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa: One is Africa’s biggest and most attended meeting on mining, the Invest in Africa Mining Indaba, which is taking place at the International Convention Center. Read More