Lt. Gen. James Mugira, the Managing Director NEC told journalists on Wednesday that they have attempted to engage the responsible authorities on exploring other financing models but haven’t received any reply.
Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered, electric and fuel supported vehicles.
The company was contracted to construct the 2.9 kilometres of Eng Zhikusooka Road and Main Street extension in Jinja district, under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development- USMID project.
According to ESKOM Uganda Limited, the company with a concession to operate and maintain Nalubaale and Kiira Hydro Power stations, the floating Island which originated from Lake Victoria Basin as a result of the current rising water levels created extensive debris and waste material that blocked the water intake screens, through which water for power generation is transported.
Badru Kiggundu, a seasoned Civil Engineer, Academic and Consultant, says most of the defects that manifest reflect the mistakes that could have been done during the designing or construction phases. He says while designing a road, every aspect is looked at even giving room for possible future changes but this couldn’t have been catered for.
Ulstein explained that sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most important investment hubs on the continent with unexplored opportunities in the energy sector, which Norway plans to explore so as to create more jobs.
Edwin Kasujja, a coxswain and diver from Ggaba landing site, says the presence of Bryan White eased their work during the operation. He explained that Bryan White would intervene whenever they would need money, which cut out government bureaucracy.
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.
Ayubu Madoi, the Chairperson Mbale Central Market, says he received a letter from the town clerk last month notifying him about the proposed installation of the mast on the market building, a proposal that was rejected by the vendors.