Mubende gold artisan miners’ case forwarded to Judge

Mediations Frustrated over non appearance of the defendants, including the Attorney General and three others. The civil suit filed against the state attorney and 4 other parties over brutal and forceful eviction of over 20,000 artisanal miners in Mubende district has changed trend over frustrated mediations. The registrar Mubende high court her worship Deborah Wanume […]

Buliisa leaders want audience with President Museveni over oil impacts

  Buliisa district leaders resolved to seek audience with President Museveni to share their concerns regarding the oil and gas development impacts in their midst. They also want to lay strategies of reaping more benefits from the ongoing oil and gas developments. During a district dialogue engagement held on 20th February 2018 at the district […]

Buliisa residents demand affirmative action on land and property ownership

Residents of the oil-rich Buliisa district have petitioned Government to implement for them an affirmative action programme intended to protect their land rights. During the different dialogues organized across seven sub-counties and one town council, with support from ActionAid Uganda, residents and their leaders decried the increased insecurity over land ownership ever since commercial oil […]

Mubende Miners, Area leaders, MEMD officials engage in heated debate over gold mining and licensing

Artisanal miners want to retain their former mining areas that are richly endowed with gold, yet government plans to relocate them to less viable ones.   On 22nd February 2018, a meeting of stakeholders was held at Enro hotel in Mityana to discuss gold mining issues in Mubende. The participants included the artisanal miners (who […]