The 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. The viability of a nuclear-powered electricity-producing plant is being seriously considered.

The mandate of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is “To Establish, promote the Development, Strategically Manage and Safeguard the Rational and Sustainable Exploitation and Utilization of Energy and Mineral Resources for Social and Economic Development”.

Vision: A Model of Excellence in Sustainable Management and Utilisation of Energy and Mineral Resources

Mission: To ensure reliable, adequate and sustainable exploitation, management and utilisation of energy and mineral resources in Uganda

Roles and Functions

  • To provide policy guidance in the development and exploitation of the Energy, Mineral, Oil and Gas resources.
  • To create an enabling environment in order to attract investment in the development, provision and utilisation 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.


  • To meet the Energy needs of Uganda’s population for social and economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner
  • To use the county’s oil and gas resources to contribute to early achievement of poverty eradication and create lasting value to society
  • To develop the Mineral sector for it to contribute significantly to sustainable national economic and social growth