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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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Energy ministry lobbies lawmakers to expedite Mining Bill, 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has embarked on lobbying legislators to expedite the debate and passing of the proposed Minerals and Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Introduced in 2019, the Bill though facing delays, seeks to give effect article 244 of the Constitution to repeal …

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Persistent power outages irk West Nile MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from West Nile have asked the government to intervene and address the persistent power outages and erratic electricity supply in the region. Led by the Chairperson of the West Nile Caucus, Lawrence Songa, the MPs met with the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, …

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Parliament approves East African Crude Oil Pipeline Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Bill to pave way for the full implementation of the oil pipeline project in Uganda. The law will facilitate the implementation of Uganda’s obligations under the Host Government Agreement signed between Uganda, Tanzania and the …

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CNOOC grants FID for Uganda’s oil development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has finally closed the long-awaited Final Investment Decision (FID) for the development of Uganda’s oil and gas projects in the Albertine. Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Ruth Nankabirwa stated that the Chinese confirmed that they have authorized an FID …

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Manufacturers to bypass Umeme to access cheap electricity

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Big industrial electricity consumers could soon buy electricity directly from generators or the transmission company to lower the electricity tariffs, according to the Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa. Nankabirwa, who spoke during the launch of Electricity Regulatory Authority House in Kampala …

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