The companies were part of the 59 prequalified sub-contractors by TBEA Co, a Chinese Power company working on the project that is to connect power across approximately 3,800 km of medium voltage and 5,900 km of low voltage networks with transformers and consumer connections.
The State Minister in charge of energy Simon DUjanga says besides generating more hydroelectric power, one of the long-term policy measures to increase diversity and security in energy supply in the country is to develop small renewable projects including the use solar PV generated electrical energy.
The construction of the block at the district headquarters in Rukoki, Kasese town was started in 2005 It then stalled until 2017 when the district leadership used about UGX 600 million shillings to erect the walls of the building up to the slab of the first floor for the two-floor storied building. Since this year started no construction has been made on the structure.
Recently, a number of refinery affected persons petitioned the Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga through Mubende Banyoro United Association for compensation. They want government to value their land and compensate them as title holders as opposed to being Bibanja land holders or squatters.
The Acting Director of Energy Resources in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, James Banabe last week said they had rejected pressure from Electro-Maxx to add US 2 cents for capacity building.
Sinohydro, the Chinese Company building the 600 Megawatt power station is set to build the hospital under Corporate Social Responsibility at a tune of 1.5 million US Dollars, approximately five billion Shillings for each of two health facilities. According to Ministry of Health demographics and arrangement of health facilities, 1.5 million Dollars can only manage the bills of quantity of a health centre four. But the Ministry of Energy through a letter to Sinohydro insists that they want a fully-fledged hospital.
The signing of the Production Sharing Agreement and grant of Petroleum Exploration License will have Armour Energy Limited as a newcomer in Ugandas oils oil and gas sector. It is one of the three companies that made it to the last round of the first competitive licensing process which opened in February 2015.
The two financial institutions are expected to help government of Uganda to raise over 12.6 trillion Shillings 3.55 Billion required for financing the 1,445km pipeline by the second half of next year. The pipeline will connect Hoima oilfields to the port of Tanga in Tanzania.
The Petroleum Directorate says it is undertaking fresh due diligence on Oranto Petroleum Limited before the Nigerian oil company can be granted an exploration license. Robert Kasande, from the the Directorate Of Petroleum, says the government decided to do more due diligence on Oranto Petroleum Limited before it can be granted exploration licenses and production sharing agreements.