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Parliament rejects plan to construct dam at Murchison Falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The House has rejected government’s proposal to conduct a feasibility study, a precursor for the construction of a 360 MW hydro-power dam at Murchison Falls. Parliament’s position follows its recent inquiry that unearthed the plan as a national liability. In October 2019, President Yoweri Museveni, …

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Uganda tourism board warns on tampering with murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has warned against developments in the Murchison falls, saying tampering with it will destroy Uganda’s tourism sector. Last year, power regulator, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) announced that they had received an application from Bonang Power Energy Ltd, a South African …

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Proposed Murchison Falls Dam presents hurdle for Anywar

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Atim Anywar downplays reports that by joining the government front bench, she has betrayed the opposition. She says that her involvement with the opposition was not a marital engagement that should not be broken. Anywar, the designate minister of …

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Parliament summons Energy Minister over Murchison falls study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament have summoned the Minister for Energy Irene Muloni over the start of a feasibility study on Murchison falls. Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a South African company, Bonang Energy and Power Limited to conduct a feasibility study on the …

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We need more power for industrialisation- Muloni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Irene Muloni has said that Uganda needs more power to meet its plans for industrialization and other projects. She told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Tuesday that with 25 Industrial parks across the country planned …

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Bunyoro Kingdom rejects Murchison Falls power dam plans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom is up in arms against the proposed construction of a hydro power dam at Murchison falls. Early this year, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) published a notice in newspapers indicating that it had received an application from Bonang Power and Energy …

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UWA blocks onstruction of major access road in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Armed personnel from Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA have blocked construction project of a major community access road in the disputed remote areas of Apaa in Amuru district. The personnel blocked construction of the 20km Lacmon to Apaa (Section 1&2) roads from Pabbo Sub-County worth …

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CSOs write to president Museveni against building dam on murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have jointly written to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni demanding him to declare that no dam is constructed at Murchison Falls. The letter dated 28th November is signed by Dickens Kamugisha, the Executive Director of Africa Institute for Energy Governance …

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