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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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Karuma dam 93% ready

This is a liberating project, says PM Rugunda as NRM bosses visit site Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |The 600MW Karuma Hydropower Dam under construction on the River Nile in Kiryandongo District in northwestern Uganda is 93% ready and the remaining work is progressing well. Harrison Mutikanga, the chief executive …

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Bureaucracy delays operations of Karuma Specialised Hospital

Karuma, Uganda | URN | Excessive government red tape is delaying the arrivals of state of the art equipment for advanced specialised treatment of the brain and the kidney as well as the heart in Uganda. Restoration Gateway, a faith based charity organisation operating multi-disciplinary institutions in Karuma Township in …

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Electricity boom in 2018

 Karuma, Isimba hydropower projects to add 783MW Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s electricity supply is expected to increase later this year as government switches on Isimba and Karuma hydropower dams amidst low electricity demand. The government is set to launch Isimba (183MW) and Karuma (600MW) hydropower dams – …

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Karuma dam construction reaches 71%

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Physical progress of works (civil, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical) of the construction of the 600MW Karuma hydro-power dam is now at 71% completion rate ahead of official commissioning in December next year. The dam, which is constructed under the ground, is costing the government of Uganda …

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