Electricity Company to Provide Adequate Transmission Infrastructure to Hoima and Masindi
By Brian Atuhura
The Government of Uganda (GOU) through Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) has embarked on the move to develop the Hoima-Kafu 220kv transmission infrastructure in order to meet the power supply needs of Western Uganda.
This move is aiming at evacuating mini-hydro power plants and other cogeneration plants within the project area. Substations will be at Kinyara and Kafu.
Addressing district leaders in a stake holders meeting organized by UETCL held today at the district council chambers, the Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Geoffrey Nkurunziza asked the leaders to support the project which is a government initiative to increase production of goods and lighting to the locals within the benefiting project areas of Hoima and Masindi districts.
Nkurunziza also revealed that, affected people where the grid lines will pass, will be compensated by the management of UETCL.
Speaking in the same meeting, Deborah Nakumiza,the projects Community Liaison Officer, explained the purpose of the project saying that,its to provide adequate transmission infrastructure to meet the energy needs of the Country and also improve quality and security of power supply within the projest areas of Hoima,Masindi and Kafu.
Nakumiza,disclosed that, the Resettlement Action Plan(RAP) was approved by both the funding agency and the government which will see 509 people affected by the project resettled and duly paid.