Uganda to Take Mineral Ownership from Landowners

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Lizabeth Paulat KAMPALA— In Uganda, the mineral sector is beginning to boom and along with it, contentious issues about land value and fair resettlement packages. Some are warning that these rifts could cause instability. However, the government says it is offering fair reimbursement. In early October, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni let out a bombshell. He announced that his cabinet would push to amend the Mineral Act of 2011, instituting government as the…

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