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.
Patricia Ejalu, the Deputy Executive Director at Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS, is optimistic that the review will allow solar product users, traders and manufacturers to have an input into the process and ease enforcement of the new standards. This, she adds, will guarantee the safety of solar product users.
Aisha Lubega Aligawesa, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nursing at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says the unit has been dysfunctional for two years due to lack of batteries to power the solar unit that serves the ICU.
In 2015, the Electricity Regulatory Authority-ERA awarded a license to Mss Xsabo Power Limited, owned by a Ugandan Europe-based-investor to produce 20 megawatts which will be added to the national grid.
Prime Minister Modi was accorded a high-level ceremonial welcome on arrival. During the visit, he held bilateral discussions with President Museveni at State House, Entebbe on Wednesday 24th July 2018. President Museveni hosted a state banquet in the honour of the visiting Prime Minister.
Kutesa observed that although Egypt has supported the political, economic and social development of Uganda, there is a dire need for them to venture into sectors that boost peoples livelihood. He cited the areas livestock, energy and ICT among others.
Africa is endowed with vast renewable energy resources but many remained untapped because of of related cost, lack of technologies to extract them and poor cor-ordination at regional and continental levels.
Steven Wante, the LC3 Chairperson Bugembe town council told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that under the pilot project, the town council will install solar powered street lights in each of the five wards of Bugembe town council.
John Opiro, the Managing Director Kalangala Infrastructural Services Limited says major installations at the site are done already. He says they expect all the installations completed by September this year. Opiro says they expect it to be switched on October 1.
Police is concerned that many people resorting to use of solar energy are not aware of how dangerous it can be. The concern was expressed through the Directorate of Fire Prevention and Rescue Services in the Uganda Police Force.