URA Assistant Commissioner Julius Rubagumya says that apart offering competition between the Central and the northern corridors, it is always good to have alternatives, and Uganda must take advantage of the developments that are happening in the region in terms of infrastructure and other programs.
The dispute over the GERD dates back to April 2011, when Ethiopia began building the dam on the Blue Nile, set to be the largest hydroelectric power project in Africa. When finished, it will store 74 billion cubic metres of water and generate more than 5,000 megawatts of electricity.
The budget shows a drop from the 2020/2021 budget which was US$97.6 million, and the previous one which amounted to US$111.4 million. The partner states will also be required to contribute US$7.8 million. As opposed to the US$8 million that they paid in the year that is ending.
The Commissioner of Economic Affairs at the EAC Affairs Ministry, Leonard Kizito Ojara says Uganda as a member is ready to implement policies geared towards the harmonization of the policies because the government knows its implications.