Government is amending the Mining Act 2003, with a draft policy being reviewed to ready it for presentation before cabinet. Key among the twenty objectives of the Draft Mining and Mineral Policy
A gold mining site is tucked away in the rural area of Nabwaala village in Budde parish, Budhaya Sub-county in Bugiri district, off the now under construction ,Busia-Musita road.
President Yoweri Museveni on Monday commissioned African Gold Refinery Limited; the first State of the Art refinery in Uganda and East Africa region. The facility, located in Entebbe, Wakiso
In this part two of our artisanal miners’ series, we delve in the lack of a clear tax framework to generate revenues for local governments from artisan mining activities. We analyze the potential amount of money local governments could generate, but are currently losing from Gold mining
With red dust all over his body, a short well-built man, probably in his 40s steps out of a 50-foot pit, to speak to Oil in Uganda on his mining journey. His name is Majidu Musisi, Chairman of Nabwala Gold Mining site in Budde, Bugiri district which has over 500 small scale gold miners.
Gold miners in Mubende district have commended the safety campaign championed by Action Aid international to promote health and safety standards in the mines. During a recent visit by Oil in Uganda to the gold mines early this year, several miners in Kitumbi sub county, Mubende District
ActionAid Uganda together with Makerere Women Development Association skill miners in briquette making Nabaggala Annet is a member of the Singo artisanal small scale miners association women's league (SASSMA). She is the pioneer of briquette making in Mubende District and was contacted by the
Stephen Wafula is a happy gold miner in Nakudi village, Banda Sub County, Namayingo district. The 27-year-old, father of 2 children, says, he switched from agriculture to gold mining last year, after witnessing his colleagues ‘prosper’ from mining. “Unlike farming, there is some money in
Uganda has lost at least 4.4 billion shillings (approx.1.3 million dollars) in uncollected mineral royalties in the last five years, according to a report from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).
The Auditor General is proposing that the government starts taxing the commercial excavation of sand and rocks.
Artisanal gold mining in Uganda today employs way more than the oil sector will ever employ in its lifetime. The bulk of artisanal mining occurs in gold-rich areas.
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