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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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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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