Nuclear Energy to Increase Uganda’s Production

Museveni said Uganda has a Nuclear Energy unit in the Ministry of Energy with scientists trained in that field

Inadequate electricity is a bottleneck that raises the costs of production in the economy, information pills thereby undermining the profitability of our companies and the competitiveness of our products, cialis 40mg Museveni has said.

According to Museveni, with increased supply of affordable electricity, Uganda is on the verge of large-scale industrialization.

He said this was the reason the government is working on increasing the country generation capacity.

“By building Karuma, Isimba and a number of small mini-hydros, our generation capacity will, by 2020, stand at 1,974 megawatts compared to the 60 megawatts of 1986,” Museveni told the delegates at the NRM conference at Namboole.

“Even the 4,356 megawatts by 2035 is not enough for a modern economy,” he said.

He divulged that the Ministry of Energy has already been directed to develop all-round capacity that is able to look at all sources of clean energy ? wind, hydro, solar, geo-thermals and nuclear.

“We already have a Nuclear Energy unit in the Ministry of Energy with scientists trained in that field,” Museveni said.

The nuclear energy project was signed last year between Uganda and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It is a core component of the NRM government’s industrialization strategy, which seeks to transform the East Africa nation into a modern and prosperous country.

“We normally hear un-researched statements while attending African Conferences, talking about the 40,000 megawatts potential of Ethiopia, 100,000 megawatts potential of Congo, etc.  All these are too small for modern economies,” he said.


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