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3 Sep 2020 LUANDA
Uganda's water sector needs between 4 and 5 percent of the funding made available in the General State Budget (OGE), according to the Secretary of State for Water, Lucrécio Costa. According to Mr. Costa, the sector currently receives only 2.1 percent of the budget allocated. He noted that countries like Angola lack a budget situation equal to or greater than 4 percent of the budget for water and sanitation, hence the budget falls short of demand.
5 May 2020 KAMPALA
In Uganda, Lake Victoria’s water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century posing a threat to the country’s hydropower plants. “The increased water level is causing dislodgement of papyrus mats … resulting into huge mass of floating islands, which are dangerous to hydropower infrastructure,” Sam Cheptoris, Uganda's water and environment minister said.
12 Feb 2020 KAMPALA
A Chinese firm has applied to Ugandan authorities for a licence to develop a $1.4 billion hydropower plant that could potentially expand the country’s generation capacity by 40% according to a regulatory official and papers seen by Reuters. The firm, PowerChina International Group Limited (PIGL), wants to develop the Ayago Hydroelectric Power Station, located on a section of River Nile between the lakes Kyoga and Albert, according to its licence application seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
28 Jan 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is a challenge but represents huge investment opportunity for the private sector through 2030, according to a new report from Standard Chartered Bank.The “Opportunity2030” study shows the funding need and the scale of required investment in order to achieve SDG 6 (water for all), SDG 7 (access to power), and SDG 9 (improved infrastructure) by 2030, breaking down the investment opportunity by SDG and by country...
11 Dec 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System to inform national planning and evidence-based decision making. The project will be implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda...
28 Jul 2019 DODOMA, Tanzania
Tanzania President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone for the Rufiji Hydropower Project (RHPP) at Stiegler’s Gorge July 26, reigniting protests by nature conservationists. RHPP is in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1982, the country’s largest wildlife area and home to significant populations of elephants and black rhinocerous, as well as cheetahs and giraffes...
25 Jul 2019 CHISAMBA, Zambia
The African Union (AU) has called for new measures to warn of imminent disasters in the continent. Harsen Nyambe, AU Head of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management Commission cited the continent’s long-standing reactive response to disasters and urged member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to implement early warning systems in order to bolster reaction time and protect against disaster scenarios...
28 Mar 2019 KAMPALA
The government of Uganda has tasked Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) to speed up preparation activities to pave way for construction works of the Nyagak Mini-hydro Power Dam in West Nile. “This project is key to us and the government is ready to avail funds for construction works to begin” said State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga while officiating the revival of the project plans.
30 Sep 2018 KAMPALA
Several Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activists have come up to advocate for the Pay Per Fetch model, a system where money for water is collected on a pay-as-you-fetch basis from everyone and at all water points in Uganda. There is an opportunity to collect revenue, which is used in maintaining the water systems and increasing its sustainability.
22 Jul 2018 Rukungiri
The construction of Kahengye Gravity Water Scheme is far from complete two years after the project commenced. The Shs44b World Bank and government funded water project kicked off in July 2016 and was undertaken by an Indian firm, Technofab Engineering Services. It was expected to be completed by September 2017...
19 Jun 2018 KAMPALA
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has today signed a contract for the construction of a modern mega drinking water treatment plant in Katosi, to the east of Kampala. The new plant which will initially produce 160 million litres of water per day will be constructed by Sogea/Suez International...
30 Apr 2018 ST PETERSBURG
A Uganda delegation from the Water and Environment Sector is in St Petersburg, Russia for a five-day business visit that has seen them interact with officials from Vodokanal. The company is responsible for water supply and waste management in St Petersburg.