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Mining in Uganda

  • Artisan Miners evicted and displaced by Uganda Millitary.
    President Museveni orders AUC Mining Company to relinquish 30% of Mubende Gold mines to ASMs
  • Karamoja Regional office for Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
    Mineral-rich Karamoja gets regional office
  • Mining Policy
    Relief for ASMs as Cabinet Approves the New Mining Policy
  • Artisan Miners evicted and displaced by Uganda Millitary.
    President Museveni orders AUC Mining Company to relinquish 30% of Mubende Gold mines to ASMs

    Artisanal miners reject offer, query lack of gold in the proposed area Artisanal miners who were evicted from the gold mines in Mubende district in August 2017 have rejected newly proposed

  • Karamoja Regional office for Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
    Mineral-rich Karamoja gets regional office

    In a landmark development, the directorate of geological survey and mining has commissioned a regional office for Karamoja sub region based in Moroto. The office, will among other things, carry

  • Mining Policy
    Relief for ASMs as Cabinet Approves the New Mining Policy

    After five years of rigorous review process, cabinet has finally approved the new Mining and Minerals Policy 2018. The policy is meant to guide developments in Uganda’s minerals and mining

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Rents, rent-seeking

Economic “rents” are profits which are higher than would be expected in a situation of theoretically perfect competition.   (For example, if a company or government has a monopoly over a particular resource, they can command a higher price for it.) “Rent-seeking” describes the behaviour of individuals and businesses who try to get special rights over the resource, rather than adding value to it or creating new wealth.  (That is, investing in getting a bigger slice of the cake rather than doing anything to make the cake bigger.)

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