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Steel troubles melt away in 2017

Sector positive on government promise of deals in infrastructure projects Like most of the Uganda’s manufacturing industry, 2016 was brutal for the steel industry, with dwindling production due to low demand. Uganda has 12 steel mills with a production capacity of more than 500,000 tonnes annually, but the country’s steel …

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UEGCL and UETCL take charge of Karuma, Isimba

Uganda’s generation and transmission firms UEGCL and UETCL have taken over administration of mega power projects Karuma and Isimba. “Glad to inform that this morning I received, on behalf of @UegclP , the Deeds of assignment for Karuma and Isimba,” tweeted Harrison Mutikanga, Uganda Electricity Generation Co.Ltd (UEGCL) CEO. The …

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Chinese angry with Museveni

Threat to cut funding leads to fight among energy bosses Sparks are flying between President Yoweri Museveni and his Chinese lenders, Exim Bank, on one hand and between Ministry of Energy officials and of the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL) on the other. Trouble is over the piling up …

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VIDEO: MPs’ probe of Isimba, Karuma mess halted

VIDEO: Attempts by the legislators to engage technocrats from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on the situation that has seen substandard work executed at Karuma and Isimba power dams hit an abrupt end after the permanent secretary Kabagambe Kalisa declined to comment on the matters citing the subjudice rule. …

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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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