Natural Resources

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Developing our petroleum resource through building a refinery; generating electricity by using Heavy Fuel Oils (HFO) and gas; building a pipeline to export products; and using gas to make steel.

Mining, Oil & gas

  • Enhance human resource capacity to facilitate the mining industry.
  • Provide basic geo-scientific information for development of the mining and subsidiary sectors.
  • Promote and empower artisanal and small scale miners through regulation, collaboration, partnerships and infrastructure development. Develop and implement laws and miners, mining communities and the environment.
  • Attract investment to develop mineral deposits such as;; Muko iron ore, Karamoja Marbles, gold mining in Bushenyi, Kisita, Mubende district, Sikulu phosphates in Tororo, glass sand deposits in Diimu and Bukakata as well as reopening Kirwa and Ruhinja wolfram mines in Kisoro and Kabale districts respectively etc.
  • Promote and gazette the geo-sites and geo-parks, Pass a new legislation governing access to oil and gas rights, regulation of exploration as well as petroleum revenue management to the oil initially in Hoima district.
  • Expand the Uganda Petroleum Institute at Kigumba for capacity building in the oil and gas sector. Ensure an investor friendly environment to facilitate continued attraction of investments to this sector.
  • Develop secondary industries such as plastics, petroleum jelly, gas, pharmaceuticals and fertilizers etc. capacity to generate 50MW-80MW of electricity.
  • Ensure environmental and corporate social responsibility in the Oil and Gas sector.
  • Ensure that a Petroleum Fund from oil revenues is well managed.development.
  • Physical planning will be under taken in the oil producing areas as a matter of priority with emphasis on Municipalities and other towns in the region.