Minister Says Bujagali Won’t Stop Load Shedding


treatment geneva; font-size: small;”>He is quick to add the dam would provide only 250 Mega Watts which won’t be sufficient enough to curb the rampant load shedding, more about citing increased demand for industrial and commercial power.

The minister says by March next year, a contractor will have taken over Karuma to boost the national grid.

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He says the dam will be commissioned early December and plans of filling it were underway.

He agrees with former Energy Minister Hilary Onek who earlier said Bujagali would hardly produce 270MW as President Yoweri Museveni has said in the past.

The Minister tells press in Kampala Onek’s statements had caused unease among the public now facing increased costs of production as a result of power shortages.


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