Draft Uganda Mining and Mineral Bill, 2019

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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‚Äôs 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.

Draft Uganda Mining and Mineral Bill, 2019 by African Centre for Media Excellence on Scribd