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MPs defer UGX 990 Bn loan for irrigation, enterprise development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has delayed the approval of funding amounting to 990 billion Shillings to finance the construction of irrigation schemes, drainage channels and dams as part of a new climate-resilient irrigation project. The project is expected to benefit 63,200 smallholder farmers in Isingiro, Kanungu, Lamwo, Lira, …

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Country suffers nationwide power blackout again

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda suffered a nationwide blackout on Saturday, the second in less than a month. Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, which is responsible for bulk purchase and transmission of power countrywide, said “We have lost transmission across the nation which has caused a nationwide blackout, please …

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Gov’t going ahead with feasibility study on Uhuru Falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Energy, Eng. Simon D’Ujanga says that government will consider conducting the feasibility study on Uhuru Hydro-power project. D’Ujanga made the statement on Tuesday when he appeared before the Natural Resources committee that is currently inquiring into the construction of …

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The power dams puzzle

How do we ensure that new dams do not add risk to power supplies down the line? Kampala, Uganda | DECLAN CONWAY | In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus, there has been renewed interest. Many new …

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VIDEO: Karuma Dam challenge for Dr. Kiggundu

VIDEO: Outgoing Electoral Commission chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu  takes on a new challenge – to oversee the successful completion of the construction works of Isimba and Karuma power dams. Dr. Kiggundu leaves the ballot overseeing role, and returns to an engineering assignment to ease the power pressure that many are …

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Uganda’s renewable energy investment gets world recognition

Uganda’s recent strong focus on improving her energy potential has been recognized, with the country now ranked third in Africa for providing the right environment to attract investment. Financial advisors Fieldstone Africa have categorized Uganda among “The Big Five” in Africa “where an investment of time and capital in a …

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The Truth about Karuma, Isimba mess

Karuma, Isimba mess: President Museveni directed officials at the Energy Ministry to hand over implementation powers of the billion dollar Karuma and Isimba projects to power generator, UEGCL, in a bid save them but the officials remained adamant weeks later.  Energy ministry officials defy Museveni on botched billion dollar project …

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