Muhwezi: Cabinet has approved a $11.2million loan (sh36billion) from Kuwait Fund for power distribution and extension in six districts.
Minister of Information and National Guidance Jim Muhwezi said the project will introduce 285km of new power lines in Kasese, Kibaale , Nebbi, Bushenyi, Rukungiri and Kiryandongo.
The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will seek parliament’s approval soon, Muhwezi told journalists Thursday. The project will be implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency in the districts.
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According to Uganda’s Rural Electrification Strategy Plan 2013, the framework is designed to roll out power distribution in rural areas.
Muhwezi calls upon the parliament to give thumbs up towards the loan so that the project can start immediately.
CABINET APPROVES NARO COUNCIL
The 2005 amended act empowers the NARO Council to guide and coordinate all agricultural research activities in Uganda. Cabinet approved Prof. Joseph Obua as the chairperson, Monica Kabatooro, Margaret Ebuu, Patrick Cheborin and others as members
Source: The Independent
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