East Africa power supply gets boost as new plant launched – The Citizen Tanzania

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 22:29

Uganda’s 250MW-Bujagali hydro power plant on Nile River. photo | ALAWI MASARE

By Alawi Masare
The Citizen Reporter
Jinja.The East African electricity pool got  a boost thanks to the just completed Uganda’s 250 megawatt Bujagali hydro power plant on Nile River. The $900 million investment project was inaugurated by President Yoweri Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan just a day before Uganda’s independence celebrations that took place on Tuesday.
The plant – cited by His Highness the Aga Khan as proof of a successful public private partnership – was a joint venture between the government of Uganda and The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and has five units each generating 50 MW on River Nile.
Speaking at the power plant commissioning ceremony, Pesident Museveni could not hide his excitement over the project.“There is nothing one can do to bring about development in the absence of electricity. Thank you for completing it on time and you are welcome for more power projects,” he said.

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