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MPs question energy ministry officials over failure to spend UGX 10Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has tasked officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to explain why they failed to spend 10.1 billion Shillings which was partly meant to compensate Project Affected Persons (PAPs) in different areas. Led by the Permanent Secretary Robert …

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Ministry of Energy extends deadline for oil licensing applications

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has extended the deadline for submitting competitive bids for the second licensing round for oil exploration after the coronavirus disrupted the oil industry and therefore submissions. In a notice sent out today, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral development said companies intending to …

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Energy Ministry given ultimatum to resettle Mubende miners

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural resources committee of Parliament has given the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development up to March 10th to resettle Mubende artisanal miners. In 2017, government evicted an estimated 60,000 artisanal miners in Mubende district on grounds that they were mining illegally. The miners were …

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Gov’t drafts roadmap for universal access to clean energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has drafted an ambitious roadmap for the transformation of the energy sector from dependence on Biomass to modern forms of energy. Under the new policy, quality solar and electric pressure cooking technologies will be cheaply promoted for homesteads …

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Ministry of Energy to resettle Buhweju artisan miners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and mineral development evicted artisan miners will resettle artisan and small scale miners-ASMs a month after they were evicted. Last month, the mineral police unit evicted the miners on grounds that they engaged into illegal mining in areas which had been …

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Mineral rights online portal opening pushed forward

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Individuals and companies hoping to apply for mineral rights will have to wait a little longer as the online portal they are supposed to use isn’t yet ready. The portal was supposed to go live on August 30, 2019 but according to the Energy and …

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Local gov’t ministry tasked to explain unauthorized expenditures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has faulted the Ministry of Energy for spending more than 10 billion Shillings to clear domestic arrears, without authorization. Questions were specifically raised on the expenditure of 10.54 billion Shillings on domestic arrears contrary to 2.4 billion Shillings that was …

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