Oil in Uganda

Oil-rich Hoima struggles to solve the land question photo of Rwamutonga camp

 

Written by Edward Ssekika

“I used to hear of IDPs [internally displaced person’s camps] in northern Uganda during the Kony war. I never imagined the day I would also end up in a camp,” Grace Atuhura narrates.

For nearly a year, Atuhura together with four children have lived in an IDP camp in Rwamutonga, Bugambe sub-county, Hoima district. Her story is a tale of misery brought about by oil and gas discovery in her area — Hoima district.

Mining royalty fees defaulters named, face travel bans

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). The list contains both individuals and companies, with many of the companies holding multiple licenses.