The Mining and Mineral Bill, 2019 seeks to consolidate and reform the law relating to minerals resources to give effect to article 244 of the Constitution. Additionally it seeks to:
- strengthen the administrative structures for the effective management of minerals subsector;
- provide for acquisition, management and dissemination of geological information;
- to regulate the licensing and participation of commercial entities in mining operations;
- provide for Government participation in mining operations;
- provide for value addition with a view of promoting local growth by reaping benefits across the whole value chain;
- provide for an open, transparent and competitive process of licensing;
- create a conducive environment for the promotion of exploitation of Uganda’s minerals potential;
- provide for sustainable mineral marketing strategies by setting up buying and auctioning centers;
- provide for commercial exploitation of non-mineral substances and define the role of local governments in their regulation;
- provide for formalization of artisanal mining; to provide for national content in mining operations;
- provide for efficient and safe mining operations; to provide for mine closure and decommissioning of mining infrastructure;
- provide for the payment arising from mining operations;
- and to repeal Mining Act, 2003.
Read online or download the draft Mining and Mineral Bill, 2019 below.