In Mubende, artisanal miners evicted in 2017 have slowly been allowed to resume operations after the government agreed to grant licenses to organized groups. Their counterparts in Buhweju now say they do not know why their activities remain banned yet there is a lot of illegal mining and export of various minerals including gold and wolfram.
Rubondo like other players insists that Final Investment Decision is simply an event adding that what is a key is for those planning to participate is to make adequate preparations as well as participate in ongoing works.
The committee established that Njuba and Masagazi’s company; AUC mining Uganda limited, is the same with Anglo-Uganda company, Gemstone International and now Kratas Resources Limited who have reportedly been changing names upon the end of each mining license.
Mesach Ssebbula, the Kyannamukaaka sub-county chairperson says many households in the sub-county can still not connect to the power line because they are still far from their houses and people cannot individually meet the cost of extending the lines.
The Irish company which also owns Tullow Operations Uganda in a statement hinted on the slow progress towards resolving Capital Gains tax dispute on the USD 900 million farm down to Total and CNOOC Uganda Limited.