The decision approving Uganda’s application was announced by the Chair of the EITI International Board, the Rt Hon Helen Clark on Wednesday August 12th 2020.

On 28 January 2019, the Cabinet of Uganda approved the decision to apply to join EITI. Uganda aims to use EITI membership to strengthen efforts in ensuring overall transparency in the sector, strengthen tax collection, improve the investment climate, build trust and create lasting value from petroleum and mineral resources.