The Directorate of Geological Surveys and Mines is implementing the Mineral Wealth and Mining Infrastructure Development (MWAMID) Project that commenced in July 2015. The mandate of the Directorate is to establish, promote, strategically manage and safeguard the rational and sustainable exploitation and utilization of the mineral resources of Uganda.
Objectives Of MWAMID Project
1.To complete aeromagnetic and radiometric map coverage of Karamoja region.
2.Establish and operate mineral certification infrastructure in Entebbe to increase mineral products trade in the great lakes region to gain global competitiveness.
3.To implement the activities not accomplished in NDP I objectives 1-6, deliver their outputs and targets
Regulate and empower Artisanal and Small scale Miners.
Provide basic geo-scientific information for development of the mining and subsidiary sectors.
Enhance Human Resource capacities within the mining industry.
Promote environmental and social responsibility in mining.
Strengthen and expand the National Seismological Network to achieve national coverage over areas prone to earthquakes.
Promote and gazzette the Geo- sites and Geo- parks.
4.To establish the mineral wealth reserves for infrastructure development and industrialization.
5. To construct and restore earthquake research facilities and monitoring of network stations.
6. To link mineral rich corridors to business centres through infrastructure and mineral development to enable industrialization for social and economic transformation.
7.To construct four (4) mineral beneficiation pilot centers and strengthen institutional research capacity in geosciences, mining and develop mineral value addition skills of the youth to fully participate in extractive industry.
8.To improve mineral laboratories for value addition tests.
9.To strengthen Mineral Wealth Management.
10. To put in place a new legal, fiscal and regulatory framework for extractive industry.