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28 Isimba dam workers held in China over coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 28 Isimba dam workers have been blocked from returning to Uganda from China over the coronavirus, a disease which has currently claimed over 1,000 lives. Xia Nenghai, the Project Manager of China Water and Electrical Company Ltd working on the Isimba …

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Unconsumed power will hit the budget hard – Muhakanizi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda must now reserve money to pay for generated but unconsumed power for the next five years, The Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi has said. Muhakanizi told diplomats and economists at an IMF organised meeting at Sheraton Kampala on Monday evening that Uganda – …

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Former workers seek compensation for injuries sustained at Isimba dam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kayunga district authorities have petitioned China International Water & Electric Corporation-CWE, the contractor that undertook the construction of Isimba Hydropower Project to increase compensation for workers injured at the site during the construction. Construction of the 183 Megawatt power plant, the 3rd largest in …

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Museveni hails China for funding Isimba dam construction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni commissioned Isimba dam in Kayunga district. Museveni switched on four turbines of the 183MWs dam amidst cheers from high profile dignitaries who accompanied him. Construction of the dam took 47 months and cost US$ 566 million. 85% of the money was …

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UEGCL visits Isimba, warns on crack repairs

The Board of Directors of Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) has warned about none conformity to agreed repair methods for previously observed cracks at the Isimba Hydro Power Project. The board made the observation Friday when they visited the Isimba Hydro Power Project site to assess the progress of the …

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VIDEO: UEGCL faults Isimba Dam constractors

NBS: Officials from the Uganda Electricity Generation Company would leave nothing to chance during an inspection of the Isimba dam in Kamuli. The officials who put the contractors on the spot over shoddy construction work, where quick to whip out the contract and read it out when the contractors attempted …

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