Hoima residents demand for ‘oil jobs’

Residents of Buseruka sub county, accuse SBC – a company that is constructing Hoima International Airport of coming with their workers from Kayunga to the detriment of the locals “Early this year, When SBC Uganda Limited [A company constructing Hoima International Airport] started construction of the airport early this year, we [local people] were promised […]

Museveni orders foreigners to vacate gold mines of Mubende and Kasanda

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered foreigners who had flocked the gold mines in Mubende and Kasanda districts to vacate these areas on grounds that foreign countries were benefiting more from the trade in gold compared to Ugandans. President Museveni expressed this during the Youth day celebrations on 16th November 2018 at […]

Tilenga Project: Government to conduct public oil hearings

Government has accepted to hold two public hearings over the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the Tilenga oil project. The public is hereby notified that the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has been requested by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to hold public hearings for the Environmental and Social impact Assessment […]

NEMA reviews environmental concerns over Tilenga project

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is seeking public comments on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the Tilenga oil project. The name Tilenga is derived from two local names for the Uganda Kob (Antelope) which is called “Til” in Acholi and “Engabi” in Runyoro-Rotoro. A notice which has been pinned on […]

NEMA reviews environmental concerns over Tilenga project

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is seeking public comments on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the Tilenga oil project. The name Tilenga is derived from two local names for the Uganda Kob (Antelope) which is called “Til” in Acholi and “Engabi” in Runyoro-Rotoro. A notice which has been pinned on […]

Mineral Wealth Conference 2018

Happening every October, in Kampala, the Mineral Wealth Conference (MWC) has become East Africa’s principal annual mining event. It plays a critical role in creating opportunities for Uganda’s domestic and international mining interests. Launched in 2012 following a partnership between the Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, […]

Africa Inaugural Global ASM Conference on Development Minerals confirms these minerals as the engine of Africa’s industrialization and modernization

On September 11‐13 Zambia hosted the inaugural International Conference on Artisanal and Small‐scale Mining & Quarrying (ASM18) on development minerals. Over 450 delegates in attendance partook of a global dialogue about development opportunities and challenges of artisanal and small scale miners and to share visions of the future for the sub sector. It was a […]

UNOC, CNOOC to begin joint oil exploration in 2019

Uganda National Oil Company Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) to work together to start a partnership in exploration in the Albertine Graben. The MoU was signed by Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) UNOC and Fang Zhi, the Chairman of CNOOC International today in […]

Artisanal and Small Scale Miners make headway as they engage Government

It is a year now since that unforgettable day, when artisanal miners, deep in the hills of Kitumbi sub-county, Mubende district, were evicted by a combine force of soldiers and police from the gold mines following a mere two-hour ultimatum to vacate immediately. Property worth billions of shillings, including equipment and cash were lost in […]