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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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Government halts proposed power project on Uhuru falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has halted the proposed construction of the 360 megaWatts power project on Uhuru falls that is few meters from the Murchison Falls. The Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities Minister, Professor, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed the cabinet decision at the weekly cabinet briefing at government …

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Ugandan cheetah, spotted hyena face extinction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The cheetah of Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe Game Reserve and Matheniko-Bokora Wildlife Reserve is critically threatened, according to a new red list of critically endangered species released by the Ministry of Tourism. The same list also names the spotted Hyena of Queen …

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Gov’t rejects planned power dam in Murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry for Water and Environment says that government will not approve the plan to construct a hydropower dam in Murchison Falls. This stems from a letter dated June 20th to the Ministry through National Environment Management Authority- NEMA from Electricity Regulatory Authority-ERA on …

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