Why We Must Up Our Efforts to Tap Into the Women Potential for Development

By Benson Turamye Uganda will join the rest of the international community to mark the International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March 2021. The day will be celebrated under the theme, Building on Women’s Strength for a Better Future in a COVID-19 World. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected many countries and indeed created many challenges that are seemingly insurmountable, nations around the world are slowly and steadily recovering. This year’s theme therefore, is an opportune moment to reminisce on how we can continue to engage the women in…

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Uganda transport oil at fee of $12.77 per barrel – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda will be able to transport its crude oil through the pipeline to Tanzania at fee of $12.77 per barrel following the concessional agreement Uganda has reached with the Tanzanian government. President Museveni who was giving a keynote address during the 5th Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit on Wednesday evening at Kampala Serena Hotel said: “We have agreed with President John Mugufuli on concession to transport from Uganda through the oil pipeline to Tanzania at fee of $12.77 per barrel.” President Museveni explained to…

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Government launches on licensing system for investors

To make investment in Uganda’s mineral sector easier, the Ministry Energy, Mineral and Development has launched an online licensing system for investors. Uganda is endowed with many mineral resources and government is coming up with mechanism to develop the sector by making mineral exploration easier for private investors both local and foreign. The Minister of Energy, Mineral and Development, Ms Irene Muloni says her ministry recently contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble Company, to upgrade the mineral licensing system to an E-Government based mineral system. Ms Muloni said this now means…

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State of Uganda’s oil and gas industry

Oil is one of the most important natural resources few countries in the world have and it plays a key in national economic development since it is internationally traded commodity, which bring foreign exchange into the country. Everyday millions of industries, transportation, and energy system uses oil at the same time billion of people from around the world use hundreds of things that are made from oil or gas. Oil and gas are also important for the number of jobs they provide. Tens of thousands of people work in the…

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