The EITI Board accepted Uganda as an EITI member on 12 August 2020.
Uganda is set to become one of the largest oil producers in East Africa. The country has discovered commercially recoverable oil reserves, with current oil exploration work taking place in the Albertine Graben region. Uganda's proven crude oil reserves stand at 6.5 billion barrels with 1.4 billion barrels that are commercially recoverable.
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.