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Measures to Enhance Transparency, Accountability, and Equity in Revenue Management in Uganda’s Mineral and Petroleum Development
Posted on: 2023-10-13 14:34:36
This petition was presented to the Honorable Minister of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) by the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and members of Bunyoro Albertine Petroleum Network on Environmental Conservation (BAPENECO).
The petitioners salute the Government of Uganda for its commendable work in the extractives sector. In the petroleum sub-sector, the petitioners commend the Government of Uganda for developing a robust policy and legal framework for the exploration and production of petroleum resources. In the mining sub-sector, the petitioners equally commend the Government of Uganda and the Minister’s efforts exerted in the enactment of the maiden Mining and Minerals Act 2022. The petitioners also wish to further commend the government of Uganda for subscribing to and starting on the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) which is a very important process for enhancing transparency and accountability in the extractives sector.
Notwithstanding the above achievements, the petitioners draw the attention of the Minister to emerging issues within the mining and petroleum sub-sectors that require action. These issues are majorly centered on delays in the operationalization of some provisions of the law to provide clarity. Whereas the Minister reserves the duty of making regulations for the effective implementation of the policy and legal framework in the extractives sector, the petitioners highlight key issues that require urgent solutions.View PDF