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Name: The Mining Act, 2003 (No. 9 of 2003).
Country: Uganda
Subject(s): Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-07-30
Entry into force:
ISN: UGA-2003-L-76591
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Uganda Online Law Library (consulted on 2011-10-17)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF of Law in English PDF of Law in English (consulted on 2011-10-17)
Abstract/Citation: Preamble - An Act to repeal and replace the Mining Act, Cap. 248, with a new legislation on mining and mineral development, which conforms, and otherwise gives effect, to the relevant provisions of the Constitution; to vest the ownership and control of all minerals in Uganda in the Government; to provide for the acquisition of mineral rights; and to provide for other related matters.

In addition to regulating the mining sector, the Act also provides that a woman may be employed underground and it also provides that preference should be given for the employment of Uganda citizens.

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