The Big Story Behind the Eviction of Mubende Gold Miners

In the aftermath of the ruthless eviction of Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) from the gold mines in Mubende District on August 3, 2017, President Museveni said he had not given the directive but rather had only told the soldiers and other security agencies to be on standby. Victims of that unforgettable day recount how […]

Ministry of Energy launches Biometric Registration of ASMs in Uganda

A landmark event in the mining sector of Uganda as the country positions extractives industries as the engine for social and economic development saw the launch of the biometric registration of artisanal miners’ project on 29th March 2019. The project is geared towards formalizing and regulating the activities of ASMs in the country to realise […]

Oil jobs: Government to establish Petroleum Skills Development Fund

At least $ 44.7m will be injected in the fund in the next 8 years to skill Ugandans for Oil jobs. In order to increase the number of Ugandans with qualifications and skills to take up jobs in the oil and gas sub-sector, government plans to establish a fund – Petroleum Skills Development Fund. The […]

The Big Story Behind the Eviction of Mubende Gold Miners

In the aftermath of the ruthless eviction of Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) from the gold mines in Mubende District on August 3, 2017, President Museveni said he had not given the directive but rather had only told the soldiers and other security agencies to be on standby. Victims of that unforgettable day recount how […]

Evicted gold miners in Mubende acquire licences, set to return to the mines

After a year of protracted struggle, evicted gold miners in Mubende and Kasanda districts have finally acquired mineral licences (location licenses). Mr. Bukya John-Bosco, the Chairperson of Mubende United Miners Assembly (MUMA) – an umbrella association of artisanal and small scale gold miners in Mubende and Kasanda in districts told Oil in Uganda that the […]

Museveni, Tullow boss make a deal on Capital Gains Tax

Tullow is set to sell a substantial part of its assets in Uganda to Total E&P Uganda and CNOOC Uganda – a farm-down that attracts capital gains tax. President Yoweri Museveni and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tullow Oil plc have agreed a deal that will enable oil company enjoy a phased payment of […]

Shs 125 billion withdrawn from the Petroleum Fund irregularly – Auditor General

Auditor General notes the money was withdrawn from the petroleum fund without following procedures laid down in the Public Finance Management Act, 2015. In his latest report to Parliament, John Muwanga, Auditor General has faulted the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) of irregular withdrawal of Shs 125 billion from the Petroleum Fund. […]

National Oil and Gas Talent Register to boost employment of Ugandans in the sector

The National Oil and Gas Talent Register (NOGTR) will boost employment of Ugandans in the nascent oil and gas sector, according to Mr. Ernest Rubondo, the Executive Director, Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU). On 1st February, the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) launched the National Oil and Gas Talent Register. At the launch, Rubondo explained […]

Artisanal and Small-scale Miners Abandon Mining in Namayingo: They Blame it on Depleted Gold Reserves

Artisanal miners in Namayingo district have abandoned gold mining sites due to diminishing gold deposits in the area. As a result, many remain unemployed as this activity was a source of income for majority residents in the district. Mr. Mukose Ayub, a gold miner at Nakudi mining site in Banda Sub-County, Namayingo district explained that […]

Oil jobs: Government to establish Petroleum Skills Development Fund

Oil jobs: Government to establish Petroleum Skills Development Fund At least $ 44.7m will be injected in the fund in the next 8 years to skill Ugandans for Oil jobs In order to increase the number of Ugandans with appropriate qualifications and skills to take up jobs in the oil and gas sub-sector, government plans […]