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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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Karuma to get skyline facility

Energy minister launches construction of Karuma Dam employer’s facility Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | On Oct. 27, the State Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Simon D’Ujanga, launched the construction of a Permanent Employer’s Camp at the 600MW Karuma Dam. The facility’s cost is part of the entire US$1.7 billion …

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VIDEO: Government rejects shs.2 billion payment to Karuma Dam engineers

VIDEO: Government rejects shs.2 billion payment to Karuma Dam engineers Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Government has rejected a shs.2b block payment to engineers contracted under the Karuma Hydro-power project. The payments relating to communication, travel, insurance and other claims were turned down over alleged fictitious claims. The dispute brings …

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Shs5bn needed for Karuma, Isimba audit

The Auditor General John Muwanga has demanded for Shs5billion to carry out a specialized audit on the quality of construction of Uganda’s multibillion hydropower projects; Karuma and Isimba in the next financial year 2017/2018. Muwanga told Parliament’s finance committee that his office was tasked with conducting an audit on the …

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