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Local industry too small to cover mining industry: Insurers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s mining industry is likely to face a struggle to access the needed insurance cover as they plan more exploration and production. As different companies step up their activities, huge amounts of money will be spent covering for any eventualities that might result in …

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Six people feared trapped, dead in Kajjansi stone quarry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Namulanda Nganjo cell in Kajjansi Town Council are scared that three or more people could have been killed after part of a stone quarry collapsed Saturday evening. Led by Maria Nanteza and Canaan Nsubuga, the residents and area leaders are urging the …

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Investors flee Karamoja as mining sites targeted

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local governments in Karamoja districts are losing revenue accruing from the transportation of mineral transportation as miners withdraw from the fields citing the insecurity in the region. Karamoja region has experienced unrest for the past few months following the escalation of ambushes and raids …

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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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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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