Activists Start Pro-Poor Energy Advocacy


viagra 100mg sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>While presenting a paper on the Energy status in the country in a workshop held at Grand Imperial hotel, ailment Aguti called upon all civil society organisations to positively engage government so as to advocate for increased access for energy in the country.

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Aguti said government, in a move to promote and develop energy, has in the recent past tried to privatise and liberalise the sector to enhance its efficiency to the ordinary men and women.

She noted that there is a registered increase in renewable energy resources which include among others; hydro, mini-hydro, solar, biomass, geothermal and peat.

On the same note, Dr May Sengendo, the adviser Energy Network Uganda, appealed to all other civil societies to stimulate a national debate focused on prioritising pro-poor access to efficient renewable and sustainable energy services for improved community livelihood in Uganda.

Sengendo expressed the need for all civil societies to participate in budget formulation as another way of lobbying funds to innovate technologies and bring services more close to the pro-poor people in the country.

“We will combine voices as civil societies and climatic change bodies to enable our needs be part of the National budget in the forthcoming 2014/2015 budget preparations.”

“There has been minimal consideration of the energy sector in the country but if we increase our voices, government will adhere hence providing better budgetary allocations to the sector,” Sengendo added.

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