April 13, 2024

Museveni, Samia Suluhu Commission Kikagati-Murongo Hydro Power Project

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President Museveni shaking hands with Tanzania's counterpart H.E Hassan Samia Suluhu

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ISINGIRO

President Museveni together with his counterpart the President of Tanzania Samia Suluhuon Thursday commissioned Kikagati- Murongo 14 MW hydro power project in Ishingiro district.

The 14 MW hydro power project was constructed by the Berkeley Energy company under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) arranged by the two sister countries (Uganda and TZ). The project has consumed around $100M.

During the function of commissioning the power project President Museveni asked African leaders and Technocrats to stop being self-centered saying that it sabotages the development of Africa.

The project started in 2017 in Kikagati- Murongo located along Kagera River in at the border between Uganda and Tanzania.

President Museveni further said that the project will benefit 60,000 homes and bring development among the two countries.

The project is one of the first cross- border huge infrastructural projects between the two countries.

President Samia Suluhu in her remarks applauded President Museveni’s vision for kick starting the construction of the hydro power in Isingiro which will contribute economic growth between the two countries.

She further said that her government is committed to strengthen and deepen their friendship and cooperation with Uganda.

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