Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy

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Uganda: Mineral Policy

  • Victoria Ritah Nalule
  • Rukundo Tom Ayebare
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40871-7_187-1

General Information on Uganda

The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country located in the Eastern part of Africa with a total surface area of 241.6 km2. It is centrally located bordering Kenya to the East, Tanzania and Rwanda to the South, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, and South Sudan to the North. Uganda is a Member State of the East African Community (EAC), a regional intergovernmental organization whose main objective is to ensure economic and political integration of all Member States including Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and Tanzania to foster unified development of the region.

Uganda has a population of 41.49 million with an annual growth rate of 3.9%, one of the highest in the World (World Bank 2018). The country has enjoyed peace and political stability following the end of armed conflict in 1986, leading to the enactment of a number of structural reforms and the creation of a conducive investment climate. This political stability has...

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References

  1. NPA (2013) Uganda vision 2040. Government of Uganda, KampalaGoogle Scholar
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  3. Secretariat EAC, Close EAC (2015) East African Community Facts and Figures. http://www.eala.org/uploads/East_African_Community_Facts_and_Figures_2015.pdf
  4. World Bank (2013) Developing Uganda’s Mining Sector. http://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2013/03/19/developing-uganda-s-mining-sector
  5. World Bank (2018) Population Total, Uganda. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL?locations=UG;

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CEPMLPUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK
  2. 2.Petroleum Costs and EconomicsPetroleum Authority of UgandaKampalaUganda

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gokce Mete
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of DundeeDundeeUK