Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (Uganda)

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (Uganda)

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is a government ministry of Uganda, with offices in Kampala. The mandate of the Ministry, according to its website, is "To establish, promote the development, strategically manage and safeguard the rational and sustainable exploitation and utilization of energy and mineral resources for social and economic development". [1]


Scope of Activities

The Ministry is concerned with matters such as energy policy, investments in mining, the establishment of new power generating infrastructure using hydro power, thermal power, solar power and nuclear power. Currently the two largest power development projects are in the country are the 250MW Bujagali Power Station, coming online in 2011 and the 750MW Karuma Power Station, coming online in 2016.[2] The viability of a nuclear powered electricity-producing plant is being seriously considered.[3] The current Minister of Energy and Mineral Development is the Hon. Hilary Onek.

Organization and operations

The ministry is organized into five main departments:

  • Department of Energy Resources
  • Department of Geological Survey and Mines
  • Department of Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • Department of Petroleum Supplies
  • Department of Support Services
    • Administration
    • Accounting
    • Human Resources

External links

See also

  • Energy in Uganda
  • Government of Uganda
  • Electricity Regulatory Authority (Uganda)
  • Cabinet of Uganda


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