The Civil Society Organisations will be pushing for inclusivness as they present their agenda to Members of Parliament in the ongoing legislation review process of the Mining Act 2003 and
Members of Parliament and human rights activists have asked government to enforce the laws in the mining sector to protect the right of women in the sector. The MPs and other stakeholders said
With red dust all over his body, a short well-built man, probably in his 40s, steps out of a 50-foot deep pit in order to speak to Oil in Uganda on his mining escapades. His name is Mr. Majidu
In 2014 Ms Kyomugisha Allen left her home in Nkaga n’aibiri in Ishongorero sub county, Ibanda district to join colleagues who had gone to Mubende to work in the gold mines. It was not an easy decision; she took a gamble and left an eatery business she was operating back home in preference for
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 2016 is addressing the issue of artisanal miners.
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 District is 45 kilometres from Kampala and estimated to be worth $20m (about 72 billion Shillings)
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
A fund, separate from government’s general budget, which receives part or all of the revenues from natural resources. Norway, Chile and some oil producing countries in the Middle East have created such funds. The money is invested, rather than spent, so that future generations will also have the opportunity to benefit from the present harvesting of natural resources. Saving some of the revenues for future use also helps to reduce the risk of ‘Dutch Disease.’