Bujagali adds 250MW to national grid – New Vision Uganda

Publish Date: Jun 17, 2012 newvision By Ibrahim Kasita The multi-million dollar Bujagali hydropower project has finally achieved and exceeded the 250MW contracted capacity, which has been added onto the national grid for consumption. “snip” The $860m Bujagali hydropower project was commissioned, unit by unit, in response to energy ministry’s strategic decision to replace the…

Museveni commissions Nyagak hydropower plant – New Vision com Uganda

The 3.5MW Nyagak hydropower station in Paidha By Vision Reporter President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has commissioned the 3.5MW Nyagak hydropower station in Paidha, Zombo District. The occasion officially marks the onset of 24hour electricity supply to West Nile sub-region. “snip” Observing that the German Government has committed overall funding of around US$40m for the West…

Voice of America News com: Family Planning Faces Hurdles in Uganda

Women wait for family planning counseling outside a health clinic in Kanungu District, western Uganda, June 19, 2012. (VOA / Hilary Heuler) Hilary Heuler July 05, 2012 KANUNGU, Uganda — As world leaders prepare for this month’s Global Family Planning Summit in London, many developing countries are struggling to control their population growth. Local authorities…

Growing up on volunteerism – Waterloo Chronicle Canada

  Paige Desmond Photo   Aliya-Jasmin Sovani, left, shares a laugh with 2011 K-W Oktoberfest Woman of the Year Kelly Lovell last week at a volunteer event at Bingeman’s in Kitchener.   MTV’s Aliya-Jasmin Sovani shares passion for making a difference By Paige Desmond, Chronicle Staff Aliya-Jasmin Sovani is more than a TV personality. Her parents,…

Energy turnaround in Uganda: New African hydropower plant Bujagali sets an example – KfW Entwicklungsbank News story

  Energy turnaround in Uganda ***** Now online: new African hydropower plant Bujagali sets an example KfW Entwicklungsbank and DEG financed USD 45 million Today Bujagali in Uganda will go online as Sub-Saharan Africa’s first privately developed hydropower plant. With an installed capacity of 250 MW, the power plant will increase Uganda’s available generating capacity…

16 graduate in nursing at Aga Khan – The Observer Uganda News

A graduand receives her graduation certificate For two and a half years, Sylvia Nalubega had to travel from Tororo to Kampala every Sunday evening and repeat the three-hour journey each Tuesday, back to Tororo where she works and lives with her family. Commuting from Tororo to attend classes at the Aga Khan University (AKU) in…

Uganda: Cheaper power after 13 years – New Vision com news

By Ibrahim Kasita and Henry Sekanjako The loans advanced to construct the 250 megawatt (MW) Bujagali hydropower plant will be repaid in 13 years of operations, state minister for energy Simon D’Ujanga has said. Appearing before the parliamentary committee on government assurances D’Ujanga said when the loan has been repaid, the unit cost from the…

Kenya Schools Decline in English, Ki’Swahili Language Skills – VOA News

Photo: AFP Pupils at the Olympic primary school sit in class on without a teacher on the third day of a teachers’ strike organized by the Kenya National Union of Teachers, in Nairobi, Kenya, September 7, 2011.   Results for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations are headline news Thursday in Nairobi, showing top…

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada, Named One of Women’s Post Magazine’s 20 Women to Watch in 2012 – Market Wire com News

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec. 29, 2011) – Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women Canada) has been named one of 20 Women to Watch by Women’s Post Magazine. A prominent humanitarian and influential activist, Almas Jiwani’s humanitarian work has been…

Opportunities abound at Africa conference hosted at the Ismaili Centre, London – Compiled by Jazzmin Jiwa at The Ismaili

Also see related photo gallery. The Opportunity Africa conference took place between 12–13 November 2011 at the Ismaili Centre, London, and was organised by the Aga Khan Economic Planning Boards of the United Kingdom, France and Portugal. Copyright: Ismaili Council for the UK. The buzz among delegates at a weekend-long Opportunity Africa conference held at the…

Air Uganda to increase its capacity to cater for football fans – KBC News

Air Uganda flies three times dailyon the Nairobi/Entebbe route Air Uganda has announced that it will increase capacity this weekend on the Nairobi-Entebbe route to ensure that all Kenyan and Ugandan fans attend the Harambee Stars Vs Cranes match on 8th October 2011. “Due to the unprecedented demand for air tickets during this period, we…