The government claimed that it had terminated Energy Infratech Pvt Limited EIPL contract as owners engineer for Karuma and Isimba Hydro power projects. However Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, Robert Kasande said Energy Infratech Pvt Limited EIPL contract is still running until April.
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited Corporate Affairs Manager, Simon Kasyate in a statement confirmed that ARTELIA EAU ENVIRONMENT and KKATT CONSULT LIMITED are the new Owners Engineer OE for the Isimba 183MW Hydro Power Project.
Construction of the Isimba hydro-power dam has been halted after the river flooded the 183MW power house early this week. The flooding at Isimba dam comes at the time when it is reportedly running behind schedule. There are fears that the latest developments could further delay its completion.
Muwanga says there is no material uncertainty which may cast doubt on the companys ability to continue as a going concern. The Auditor General, however, points out a number of critical occurrences in the power generation sub-sector which require urgent attention.
ERA CEO, Benon Mutambi told journalists in Kampala that the regulator with other government agencies and development partners has established the Global Energy Transfer for Feed-in-Tariffs to accelerate renewable energy development.