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Electricity tariffs remain unchanged – ERA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans will not see the relief on the money they pay for electricity as Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), the industry regulator has decided not to change the tariff for the period to the end of September 2020. ERA announced today that between July and …

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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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Lockdown caused drop in power consumption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda saw a dramatic fall in the consumption of electricity in the last two months with officials saying this impacted on the amount of money collected to pay for such activities as generation and transmission. Robert Kasande, the permanent secretary of Ministry of Energy …

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Optimism and pessimism for oil sector in 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The oil sector in 2019 was dotted with both sheds optimism and pessimism in equal measure. The year started with government pledge for transparency in the sector when it signed up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), much to the delight of civil …

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Gov’t tasked to explain idle mineral licenses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been tasked to explain why as many as a half of minerals exploration licenses are in the hands of companies that have no capacity to use them. Dr Luisa Moreno, the managing partner and analyst with Toronto-based Tahuti Global Inc., said …

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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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Energy Ministry stuck as staff leave for petroleum authority, UNOC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several technical staff in the Energy Ministry mainly in the Directorate of Petroleum have left for well-paying jobs in the Petroleum Authority of Uganda-PAU and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), parliament heard on Friday. As a result, the Ministry couldn’t spend Shillings 2.8 billion that …

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Uganda needs usd 20bn to complete oil processing facilities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda needs to up to USD 20 billion (7.4 trillion Shillings) to achieve its first oil by 2021, according to the Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary Robert Kasande. The money according to Kasande will cater for upstream developments which include Central Processing Facilities (CPFs) and pipelines …

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