Karamoja Sub region Uganda | Land Portal

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January 2016
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Since Karamoja is richly endowed with gold, marble, iron ore, tungsten, limestone, oil and gas, it has attracted many investors, in particular since the protracted  armed conflicts in northern Uganda started fading away. Approximately  1 7,000 km2 or 62% of the total land area of Karamoja has been licensed for mineral  exploration  and exploitation (Kabiswa, 2014). There are 51 companies with 136 concessions.Very few companies have actually started exploration or exploitation, because the majority of the  concessions  were given  to  speculators looking  to  attract  investors  (Human Rights Watchr 2014). Especially the land held under customary tenure is prone  to unlawful  licensing or leasing. This exacerbates the vulnerable  position of the agro­ pastoral communities that depend on it

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Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank based in Uganda working in East and Southern Africa. ACODE was first registered in 1999 as a Non-governmental organization (NGO). In 2004, the organization was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and without having a share capital. ACODE is one of the most dynamic and robust regional leaders in cutting-edge public policy research and analysis in a range of areas including governance, trade, environment, and science and technology.

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