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PAC probes Isimba, Karuma dam rock payment omission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Friday tasked Ministry of Energy officials to explain the omission of payment for rock in the contract for construction of Isimba and Karuma Hydro Power Dams. The officials led by the Permanent Secretary Robert …

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Fury over Murchison Falls

Govt proposal to build a sixth power dam on the Nile kicks up storm Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Murchison Falls, one of River Nile’s remaining spectacular waterfalls tops the “bucket list” of iconic sceneries in Uganda that hundreds of thousands of tourists covet when they visit the country. …

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Uganda joins international body on power dams

There is good news for Uganda which is investing heavily in the energy sector development projects to support economic activities. | THE INDEPENDENT | On June 14, Uganda was formally elected as the 101 member of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). This was announced at the ICOLD’s 87th …

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Umeme’s licence renewal

BOD Chairman Patrick Bitature says negotiations to be concluded before end of year Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Patrick Bitature is a top businessman and entrepreneur in Uganda with interests in the energy, telecommunication, real estate, mining and hospitality sectors. He has earned respect by chairing boards of several …

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Uganda’s increased electricity generation

  What are the implications of the commissioning of the 183MW Isimba dam for end-user tariffs? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS WANDERA | The installed capacity of Uganda’s electricity generation increased to 1,177 MW in March 2019, following the commissioning of the Isimba Hydro Power Plant (HPP) that added 183 MW …

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EU offers sh5 billion to audit Karuma, Isimba Dam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An engineering audit into the Isimba and Karuma power dam projects starts next month. The construction and completion of the 6.7 trillion shillings Isimba and Karuma hydro-power dams is expected to lower the cost of electricity in Uganda and also boost industrialization. The Assistant Auditor …

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Cheaper electricity expected as Isimba Dam commissioned

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the Isimba Hydro-Power station, adding 183 Megawats of electricity to the National Grid and bringing Uganda’s total installed Power Capacity from the current 955MW to 1138MW. Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) has reassured the country that Isimba will generate …

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