Tag Archives: Uganda

Uganda: Relief as Export Ban On Unprocessed Minerals is Lifted

By Flavia Nalubega President Yoweri Museveni has lifted the ban on the exportation of unprocessed minerals by both local and international players, saying he was misled by his Advisors. In 2011, President Museveni, while hosting the annual round table with mining sector stakeholders at State House directed the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to […]

Uganda: Stop! Civil Society Objects to First Competitive Bidding Round

By Kathleen Brophy Today, a group of nine civil society organisations working in Uganda released a joint statement expressing concern over the decision by the Government of Uganda to continue with the planned bidding round for six oil blocks despite the absence of critical regulatory institutions and mechanisms required by law. Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, […]

Uganda: Mining Royalty Defaulters Named

By Flavia Nalubega The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has published a list of mineral license holders who have not paid fees for mineral exploration, development and production. The list indicates that fees for 174 exploration, location, retention and mining licenses have not been paid amounting to eight hundred and fifty million shillings (USD257,000). […]

Uganda: MPs Paid Shs 100 Million Each in Accrued Fuel Allowance

Parliament has paid out close to Shs 40bn to legislators as accrued fuel allowances. Each MP has reportedly received Shs 100m as arrears accrued in fuel allowances since the 9th parliament commenced translating to Shs 37.5bn for the 375 MPs. In its justification for the payments, the Parliamentary Commission says that due to the rising […]

Uganda: Tullow Oil Agrees to Pay U.S.$250 Million Tax to Uganda

Tullow Oil plc (‘Tullow’ or the ‘Group’) announces that it has settled its Capital Gains Tax (‘CGT’) dispute with the Government of Uganda and the Uganda Revenue Authority (‘URA’) with regard to its farm-downs to CNOOC and Total in 2012. Following constructive discussions with the Government of Uganda and the URA, Tullow has agreed to […]

Uganda: Licensing Application Deadline Extended, Licenses Expected in January 2016

Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, Kabagambe Kaliisa at the launch of the licensing round in Kampala on 24 February 2015. (Photo: F. Nalubega) The Ugandan government has extended the date of receiving applications for firms interested in securing oil exploration licenses in the Albertine Graben by a period of one month. According to a statement signed […]

Uganda: Oil Licensing – Govt to Call for Bids Today

By Frank Kisakye Government is today expected to formally publish an advert calling for bids from companies that are interested in exploring for oil as the new round of licensing gets underway. The firms whose bids are successful will be issued with a detailed request for bids together with the Modal Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) […]

Uganda: Uganda Advised On Oil Tax Laws

By Joseph Olanyo During a seminar in London recently, experts pointed to the tax cases Uganda has had with Heritage Oil and Tullow Oil, where they commended the government for winning the cases, but feared they could later lose cases if the laws are not clear enough. “Tullow Oil’s capital gains tax case was an […]

Uganda: Kampala Slaughterhouse Turns Waste to Biogas

By Sophie Mbugua Kampala — Uganda’s largest slaughterhouse runs 24 hours a day, turning up to 700 cattle, 200 sheep and 300 chickens each day into meat for the local market. But the energy-thirsty Kampala City Abattoir is often brought to a stutter by the city’s daily power outages, which can last up to 12 […]

Uganda: Govt Moots Law to Force Ugandans to Save Energy

By Edward Ssekika Government is planning on enacting a law that will force all Ugandans to use energy-saving technologies, the Energy and Mineral Development minister revealed last week. Speaking at the sustainable energy forum at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala, Irene Muloni said her docket was drafting a law that would make it mandatory for […]

Uganda: Oil Sector Faces Criticism Over Transparency

By Lizabeth Paulat Kampala — Uganda’s oil sector is ramping up and many have high hopes for its economic impact on the country. But some in Uganda are noting concerns over the lack of governmental transparency and help for people affected by oil development projects. The discovery of oil in Uganda in 2006 was followed […]

Uganda: Museveni Softens On New Pipeline

Kampala — President Yoweri Museveni has finally accepted to have a portion of Uganda’s oil exported in crude form when commercial production is scheduled to start during 2017. The Ugandan President has been adamant about first building a refinery to process all the oil. But the oil companies have insisted a pipeline to the coast […]

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