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FULL TEXT: The Mining and Minerals Bill, 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Mining and Minerals Bill, 2021 which will see the establishment of the Uganda National Mining Company which will manage the government’s commercial holding and participating interests in mineral agreements. The Bill that was passed on 17 February 2022 mandates the …

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Guinea’s minerals and the coup

There has been a fight for its iron ore mines ANALYSIS | BY AGENCIES | Guinea’s special forces on Sunday Sept.05 ousted the West African country’s president, Alpha Condé, raising the political and operational risk for its minerals, which include bauxite, diamonds, iron ore and gold. Mining accounts for about …

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Uganda has registered slow progress in mineral-based linkages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has registered slow progress in the mineral-based linkages due to the relatively small market for mining inputs and mineral products, preliminary findings of a study shows. The study also shows that the absence of license requirements for value chain development in the Mining Act …

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Cancel all mining licenses for Karamoja, minister demands

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The minister in charge of Karamoja Affairs, John Byabagambi has asked the ministry of energy and mineral to cancel all the mining licences issued to investors proposing to mine in Karamoja. He said most of the investors who got mining licences did not follow the …

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Gen Odongo, MPs differ on composition of Mineral Police

MPs Reject minister’s statement on Minerals Police Protection Unit Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A controversial list submitted to Parliament by MP Joseph Ssewungu (DP, Kalungu West) on the composition of the Mineral Police has pitted some MPs against Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Jeje Odongo. MP Ssewungu claims the …

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