Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is a government ministry to manage utilization of energy and mineral resources for development of Uganda and its people.
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 in the country are the 183MW Isimba Power Station, coming online in 2016 and the 600MW Karuma Power Station, coming online in 2018. The viability of a nuclear-powered electricity-producing plant is being seriously considered.
The ministry is organized into five main departments to carry out its role. These include Departments of Energy Resources, Geological Survey and Mines, Petroleum Exploration and Production, Petroleum Supplies, and Support Services which caters for Administration, Accounting, and Human Resources.
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is mandated to:
• To provide policy guidance in the development and exploitation of the energy and mineral resources.
• To create an enabling environment in order to attract investment in the development, provision and utilization of energy and mineral resources.
• To acquire, process and interpret technical data in order to establish the energy and mineral resource potential of the country.
• To inspect, regulate, monitor and evaluate activities of private companies in energy and mineral sectors so that the resources are developed, exploited and used on a rational and sustainable basis.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Hon. Irene Muloni is charged to provide political leadership to this Ministry.
P.O. Box 7270
TELEPHONE: General Line +256- 414- 311111