Government has said that the power outage in Gulu will be resolved
next month when Aswa dam starts operations.
Gulu district has been experiencing major power outages since 2012 with
blackouts recorded daily, which has affected several businesses
The Aswa Hydroelectric Power Station is a 42 megawatts hydroelectric
power plant in Aswa in Gulu district.
The Minister of Energy Simon D’Ujanga says the Aswa Dam is already complete and
the line will be ready by November and in December, areas of Gulu, Kitgum, Moyo
and other areas in the north will now be getting power locally generated
D’Ujanga was answering to questions raised by the Gulu Municipality MP
Lyandro Komakech on the constant power outage in Gulu.
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D’Ujanga, however, says that districts in Northern Uganda will have their
power problems solved completely after 6 months when Aswa Dam, Karuma Dam
starts operating and also if the lines from Jinja are worked on.
He says they will, for instance, install a second transformer at lira
substation to double the capacity from 20 megawatts to 40 megawatts.
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He says power supply to the Northern region currently is a 33 KV wooden
pole all the way from Lira, Kitgum, Gulu through Adjumani to Moyo that’s why
there is intermittent power failure and dim light.