About Us


Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (the Chamber) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental umbrella body representing all aspects of the mining and petroleum sectors in Uganda. It was officially launched by H.E The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni together with the South African President H.E Jacob Zuma on 25 March, 2010.


The Mission of the Chamber is to promote,through the collective action of its members, the growth and development of Uganda's mining and petroleum industries, for the benefit of all Ugandans and investors.

What We Do

The primary function of the Chamber is to efficiently promote, encourage, protect and foster responsible exploration in the growing mining and petroleum sectors of Uganda to benefit the country and all stakeholders.

Other functions include among others;

Representation of crucial mining and petroleum industry issues to the Government and other relevant bodies on behalf of members.

Why We Do It

In pursuit of its advocacy and lobbying role with government, labour and other stakeholders, the Chamber relies on information and transparency - vital ingredients if it is to remain the recognized, unified and authoritative voice of the petroleum and mining industry in Uganda.

The Chamber acts as a coordinating and facilitating centre for information and administrative support to prospective and current investors interested in exploiting the exciting opportunities in the mining and petroleum sectors of Uganda.

How We Do It

Through the various forums such as workshops, seminars, conferences, site visits, and surveys, we have the opportunity to exchange ideas and help to formulate positions. This opportunity also gives our members chance to interact with policy makers.

  • Dissemination of information about the mining and petroleum industry developments through the Chamber quarterly magazine.
  • Promoting networking of members through monthly get together functions aimed at information sharing.