Museveni uses Kilembe copper mine sale to demonstrate his good governance credentials

Entrance to the abandoned Kilembe mine in 2012.
Entrance to the abandoned Kilembe mine in 2012. © Michael Branz / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-2.0
Despite the market uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the Ugandan president has opted to organise a tender call to find a buyer for the Kilembe copper mine rather than negotiate a contract with an already known buyer. He has taken this decision as his governance of the extractive industries is coming under fire from investors and foreign observers. [...] (551 words)
Issue dated 02/12/2020 Reading time 3 minutes
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