The equipment harvests solar energy during the day and stores it on a 930-kilowatt battery that is inter-switchable to get off the national grid when necessary. It is expected that with such an arrangement, the agency will significantly offset its energy bills.
In November 2023, while speaking at the Science Week event as the chief guest at Kololo Independence Grounds, President Museveni reiterated his commitment to supporting the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) by ensuring it receives adequate funding.
Giving an update on the preparedness for the exercise on Thursday Chris Mukiza, the UBOS Executive Director, said that the census will be digitized, including payments of the enumerators to avoid costs of middlemen.
The project valued at USD 638 million and funded by the World Bank is going to be implemented over five years through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Developement and the Uganda Energy Credit Capitalization Company (UECCC) across the country.
The call was made during the launch of the Digital Communities Project that is funded by the American Tower Corporation-ATC Uganda at Ihandiro Vocational School and Mpondwe Muslim Primary School in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha Town Council, Kasese district.
Dorothy Kabagambe Ssemanda, the executive director ATC Uganda disclosed during the launch of the facility on Thursday, that the company is committed to complementing the government efforts to leveraging technology serving hubs for digital community programs. She said this will enable community’s to access diverse computer skills and knowledge in ICT.
The construction works will cost Shs 400 million shillings for the grading of the road, installation of culverts, repairing of the drifts, installing of drainage channels and spot graveling on selected areas.
Elijah Liko, the Nabilatuk District Engineer said that the works have commenced and are expected to be complete in a period of three months.
Mercury is a highly toxic substance that poses significant health risks to miners and those in direct contact with it, especially when vapourised. The contamination extends to soil, water, air, and mining equipment, contributing to long-term environmental degradation.
The officers said that whereas the unit holds agencies and departments accountable for the flaws in the investment process, and corruption tendencies, among other irregularities, many investors connive with government officials to break the laws.
Kisaka added that the city's needs stand at approximately 40,000 streetlights, with only 6,000 active and about 75% functional. The magnitude of this gap is evident, and to bridge it, KCCA recognizes the importance of collaboration.
The institute will have the beef, diary, vaccinology, and entomology research programs while the biosciences research programs will remain at Nakyesasa because of its proximity to other National Laboratories like Kawanda and Namulonge.