Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned the
$24.5 million Kabulasoke Pilot Solar Power Park, the largest such venture in the region.
Owned by a Ugandan based in Germany Dr. David Alobo, the solar project covers the Namulaba and Butiti villages, Kabulasoke sub county in Gomba District.
The Alobo investment is through his company Xsabo Group. It is currently set up on 98 acres, the largest such solar park in East and Central Africa. It is set to offer over 300 Ugandans direct employment and will provide power to neighbouring Districts.
Installed with 68,000 solar models the park has a capacity of producing 20MW of solar generated power. Laying of the pioneer panel, was done by Vice President Edward Sekandi before the commissioning.
The Kabulasoke solar park project, is already connected to the national grid and will serve a population of more than 5 million in rural Uganda.
It is the first of five solar power parks that the Xsabo Group intends to set up. The others will be in Kasese, Lira, Mubende and Soroti, all generating a total of 150MW.
“It is written in the bible that what you sow is what you reap. For investors like Dr Alobo and the Xsabo group, to invest in Kabulasoke shows that the NRM government is on the right path. We sowed peace and unity, and these conditions have attracted such investments,” Museveni said at the commissioning today.
.@KagutaMuseveni has commissioned the multi-million #KabulasokePilotSolarPowerPark owned by a Ugandan based in German Dr. David Alobo through his company Xsabo Group. This project alone cost US$24.5m abt Sh 91.4bn. He intends to invest in four more at a cost of US$200million pic.twitter.com/xdVp0UuHRV
— Nabusayi L. Wamboka (@lindahNabusayi) January 9, 2019