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Minister, expert disagree over West Nile power crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Executive Director, Dr Barirega Akankwasah, have disagreed over water levels at River Nyagak in West Nile. The two government officials were on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 appearing before the Committee on …

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Corruption, connivance caused Isimba plant shutdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers have said that corruption and connivance are to blame for the shutdown of Isimba hydropower plant. The Members of Parliament were responding to the statement by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa on the emergency shutdown of the plant. The 183 …

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Isimba hydropower station shutdown for three weeks

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has shutdown the 183MW Isimba Hydropower Plant in Kayunga district. In a notice to the general public on Tuesday, Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development revealed that the plant was shut down on August 8th 2022 following operational challenges that led …

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‘Demarcate fishing zones to safeguard breeding areas’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa, has called for setting up of  beacons on Lake Victoria that demarcate no-fishing zones. According to Nankabirwa who is a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Bulago Island covers a lacustrine area where …

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Minister turns to churches for support amidst opposition to EACOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is turning to churches to seek their support for the development of Uganda’s oil and gas sector. Climate activists have stepped up their campaigns against the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) by targeting the churches and have had an audience with the Pope …

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Gov’t embarks on revamping Kilembe mines

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has embarked on the redevelopment of Kilembe mines in Kasese district. The redevelopment is facilitated through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development together with the Estate of the Late Sir George David Kamurasi Rukiidi III, the management of Kilembe Mines Limited-KML …

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Government takes over Namanve Thermal Power Plant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited-UEGCL has taken over the management of the 50MW Namanve thermal plant from Jacobsen Uganda power plant company limited. In 2007, the government and Jacobsen entered a build, own, operate and transfer-BOOT agreement to establish the heavy fuel …

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Karuma dam may not meet June deadline: Auditor General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commissioning of the 600-megawatt hydropower station by the end of 2022, is in doubt as several related programs are far from being concluded. These include substations in different parts of the country as well as transmission lines that are supposed to evacuate the electricity …

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