Uganda joins DRC, Rwanda, Burundi & Tanzania in issuance of the ICGLR Certificate

The republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development launched the issuance of the ICGLR Certificate for designated minerals in Uganda. These minerals include: Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold and these are always abbreviated as the 3TGs. The certificate was launched by Hon. Peter Lokeris at the event held on the 29th […]


The legal framework governing Uganda’s Mining and minerals activities has undergone a series of changes since 2018. First the Mineral Policy 2001 was revised in 2018 to incorporate emerging issues in the sector as well as application of the digital era into the work operating systemby introducing a digitized licensing system (Mining Cadastre). These changes […]

Mining Indaba 2023

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development participated in the Mining Indaba 2023. The delegation included, from L-R; Mr. Godfrey Bahati, Commissioner/ Geothermal Resource Department ; Ms. Loyola Korobwa, Mining Lawyer;  Hon. Peter Lokeris, Minister of State for Mineral Development;  Eng. Irene Bateebe Permanent Secretary; Mr. Isaiah Tumwikirize, Principal Geophysicist; Ms. Agnes Alaba, Ag. Director/ […]

The new Mining and Minerals Act 2022

The new Mining and Minerals Act 2022 On Thursday 13th October 2022, His Excellency, the President of Uganda signed the new law of the Mining and Minerals bill into a law. DGSM now operates under the new Mining and Minerals Act 2022 which replaces the Mining Act 2003 which has been in force force for […]

Mourning The Death Of Mr. Kiggwe Richard, Geologist

On 21st March 2022, we experienced a grave loss when our team undertaking geochemical surveys at Rupa, Lokisilei village fell into an ambush of castle rustlers who killed 5 people including our own Mr. Kiggwe Richard, the lead Geologist of the group. The incident happened during the ground follow-up of the recently concluded airborne survey […]

DGSM Staff Training on analytical fingerprint method

DGSM staff undertook a one-day training workshop on Analytical finger printing method today the 30th November 2021at Imperial Golf View Hotel, Entebbe The training aims at preparing key staff on mineral tracking using AFP and it focuses on the “Designated Minerals”: Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold (3TGs). Once in place, the technique is expected to […]