Uganda govt to open up mineral sector

The current licensing policy is based on first come first service basis, which deprives the country of good resource rent which would otherwise accrue through competitive bidding.

“The licensing policy and regulatory regime is not robust enough to ensure strong governance,”

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Turkey, Kenya in trade diplomacy

Turkish business leaders will visit Kenya this week as part of a joint trade diplomacy plan meant to double the value of trade between the two countries by end of 2013.

Turkey is seeking Kenya as an entry point to the grand free trade area planned by the East Africa Community

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Geita mine wins praise for keeping clean environment

Mr Kitwanga made the remarks following a one-day working visit he made to GGM last Monday.

“Generally your mine is doing a good job … I am impressed.” However, he urged the mine to keep the government up-to-date with its endeavours and processes towards for becoming a cyanide discharge compliant company.

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Upgrade plan for Kenya-Uganda railway

Kenya–Uganda rail operator Rift Valley Railways (RVR) has embarked on a major renovation of its locomotive overhaul facility in Kampala as part of a five-year turnaround effort at a cost of $284 million.

Company officials say lack of adequate maintenance capacity for locomotives

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