Uganda swears in new energy minister
KAMPALA, June 22, 2021 – Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu was sworn in as Uganda’s minister of energy and mineral development on Monday, replacing Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu.
Appointed to her new post by H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in a post-election Cabinet reshuffle, Minister Nankabirwa, formerly the chief government whip, will oversee a burgeoning East African oil market.
Read about the Ugandan energy ministry’s key priorities in our latest interview with former energy minister Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu.
Uganda’s oil and gas scene is set for dynamic growth following April’s signing of accords to develop the Lake Albert oil projects and build the East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
The ministry is aiming to ensure the sustainable development of the country’s oil resources, estimated at 6.5 billion barrels, 1.4 billion of which are deemed recoverable.