Energy Minister Explains Bujagali Saga
Energy Minister Irene Muloni has affirmed Bujagali power dam has the capacity to generate 270MW of power for Uganda's consumption.
Muloni explains all technical information she has confirms the dam is capable of generating the required grid, contrary to his predecessor Hilary Onek's worries the project did not have the desired capacity.
"I am not a structural engineer but I have been told by technocrats that we are capable of generating 270MW of power. This will not happen instantly but over a short period of time,” she tells Cimpreports.com at her office in Kampala.
“Our machines are very capable. There is no cause for alarm,” Muloni elaborates.
Onek, now Internal Affairs Minister, told Parliament on Wednesday that Energy Permanent Secretary Kabagambe Kaliisa lied to President Yoweri Museveni that Bujagali would generate 270MW instead of 170MW.
Analysts were baffled by the timing of Onek’s startling revelations.
There is growing fear Onek intends to draw the sympathy of legislators now baying for his political blood after his alleged bribery scandal. MPs have insisted Onek must step down as Minister for reportedly receiving bribes to the tune of millions of Euros from oil company Tullow last year.
“Ugandans should prepare to receive Bujagali with open hands. It will boost industrialisation and curb the rampant load shedding in our country,” Muloni elaborated.
She is set to hold a press briefing at 10:45am next Monday.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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