Rwankote passed away at a top hospital in South Africa where she had been rushed dafter a short illness.

Freinds and family members will attend a requiem mass at All Saints, and Nakasero tomorrow morning. More details coming.

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health geneva; font-size: small;”>NRM Vice Chairman Eastern Uganda and former State Health Minister Mike Mukula, has today said an inquiry into the matter is urgently needed if the country is to be spared of huge power tariffs.

“Let’s review the whole grand energy and power strategy and work plan. If possible even a public hearing will do,” Mukula said on his twitter account.

The calls for a probe come on the backdrop of Onek’s startling statements in Parliament yesterday that Museveni’s much-hyped Bujagali would produce an average of 250MW of power.

“Bujagali dam will never produce 250MW, never. 250MW is the capacity of the turbines to produce, but there is no water for that. It is the same water that leaves Kiira and Nalubaale dams that will go to drive the turbines of Bujagali,” the former energy minister told a Parliamentary adhoc committee probing corruption in the energy sector.

“Energy ministry Permanent Secretary Kabagambe Kaliisa lied to President Museveni that the tariff for Bujagali power will be $9 cents yet he knows it will be 12 cents,” Onek said.

The revelations underline the unending corruption scandals in nearly all sectors of the country which have pushed power tariffs to unbearable costs.

Onek said Ugandans should not be duped that Bujagali project would help in lowering tariffs.

“Our power tariff is prohibitively among the highest in the world raising the cost of living and doing business,” Mukula said.

“Technical designs drawn by inept part-time thinkers has caused us what has lead Onek to spill the beans,” he added.

Museveni has since showed admiration for Kabagambe. A few weeks ago he paraded him before the nation at State House, Nakasero to explain contentious issues in the dogged oil sector.

The President has for long accused opposition for sabotaging the Bujagali project, saying it’s the cause of increased load shedding in the country.


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