Uganda gains millions for power supply

Uganda, millions, power supply, africa, UETCL, Kawanda-MasakaThe World Bank has extended a $120mn credit to Uganda.

The World Bank has extended a $120mn credit to Uganda to improve the reliability and access to electricity supply in the south west region

The credit for the country is seen as support to the government's efforts to connect quality electricity to an estimated 655, 000 Ugandans by 2025 over a five-year project, which involves construction of 137km of 220kV Kawanda-Masaka transmission line and the related substation, benefitting residential, public, commercial and industrial electricity customers who are currently served by the existing transmission line but who have been experiencing frequent and prolonged service interruptions owing to the poor condition of the line.

The World Bank says the project has been divided into three components and involves construction of 137km of 220kV Kawanda-Masaka transmission line and related substation construction or upgrades and technical assistance in support of project implementation, transmission system development and capacity building of Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL).

 

by Geoffrey Muleme

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