Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has promised to provide more funding to boost Electricity distribution in the country. The European Union Ambassadors made the pledge on Tuesday during their three-day retreat in Hoima on a fact finding mission on the major projects funded by EU.
Stephanie Rivoal, the French Ambassador to Uganda, said the French government and other EU member countries are injecting huge sums of funds in infrastructure, water, health and electricity in terms of loans and grants.
She said they are considering injecting more funding in electricity distribution because of the construction of new dams like Karuma, Bujagaali and Isimba among others.
Rivoal said enhancing the power sector will address power problems and boost industrialization and the Agro processing sector.
Susan Eckey, the Norway Ambassador to Uganda says with the increased power production in Uganda, she is optimistic that more schools, hospitals and homes will be connected to the power grid and hence improve one living standards of Ugandans.
Eckey says the Norwegian government is ready to support various development projects in Uganda electricity inclusive.
The Ambassadors toured the 220KVA Nkenda Hoima Power Transmission line and Associate Power substation project that links Hoima to Fort portal.
The project was funded by the French Agency for Development and the Norwegian government at the cost of US$90.25M.