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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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VIDEO: Karuma Dam challenge for Dr. Kiggundu

VIDEO: Outgoing Electoral Commission chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu  takes on a new challenge – to oversee the successful completion of the construction works of Isimba and Karuma power dams. Dr. Kiggundu leaves the ballot overseeing role, and returns to an engineering assignment to ease the power pressure that many are …

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Uganda’s renewable energy investment gets world recognition

Uganda’s recent strong focus on improving her energy potential has been recognized, with the country now ranked third in Africa for providing the right environment to attract investment. Financial advisors Fieldstone Africa have categorized Uganda among “The Big Five” in Africa “where an investment of time and capital in a …

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Elephant accident claims three

Seven people are reported dead after a passenger bus rammed into an elephant at Diima, near Karuma. Karuma road passes through Murchison Falls National Game Park and animals are often crossing the road. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said three people died while ten got injured. Share on: WhatsApp

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