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The Truth about Karuma, Isimba mess

Karuma, Isimba mess: President Museveni directed officials at the Energy Ministry to hand over implementation powers of the billion dollar Karuma and Isimba projects to power generator, UEGCL, in a bid save them but the officials remained adamant weeks later.  Energy ministry officials defy Museveni on botched billion dollar project …

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Benchmarking safe power distribution

By Peter Nyanzi Selestino Babungi was recently appointed the first Ugandan CEO of power distributor Umeme. He spoke to Peter Nyanzi about their operations, current performance, and other pertinent issues in the energy sector. Excerpts What key aspects of your personal leadership philosophy have brought you this far? I am …

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Power to the poorest

By Werner Bergholz Technology advances have reduced the price of  simple, universal, scalable photovoltaics by as much as 75% An estimated 1.2 billion people worldwide, including 550 million in Africa and 400 million in India, have no access to electricity. Most live in rural areas where the population is sparse …

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Power sector challenges

By Nokwanda Mngeni Eskom needs more water to generate more electricity Refer to the article “Jitters over Eskom money troubles” (The Independent March 8) that mainly covers implied financial troubles in South Africa emanating from the awarding of a lower tariff than requested for by National Energy Regulator of South …

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