Transparency and accountability in Karamoja’s Extractives Sector
Our passion has always been ensuring that the mining sector in Karamoja and Uganda at large benefits all. To achieve this ECO throughout this first quarter of the year provided platforms for debate and dialogue between different multi stakeholder groups; ASM, local governments, private companies, central governments and communities in Moroto and Abim districts. ECO also continuously empowered communities on their mining rights and entitlements and provided legal literacy trainings through several community caravans. Key achievements were on formalization of ASM groups and associations in Rupa and Tapac in addition ECO supported and facilitated the Kosiroi community in Tapac Sub County to draft an MOU that streamlines Tororo cement operations and community benefits accruing from the Tororo mining investment in their community. Here are some key highlights.