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It is intriguing that Museveni is hostile to a company a significant share of whose stock is held by Ugandans while silent on all other companies who are 100% owned by foreigners and whose rate or return is more than 20%. Some of these companies have made huge profits and shipped them abroad.
Amuru District local government is on the verge of losing out on more than Shs580 million meant for acquisition of small-scale solar powered irrigation machines. With the financial ending in a week’s time, funds that should have helped farmers mechanise and modernise farming, especially during the dry season, will be returned.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved Uganda’s plan to build East Africa’s first nuclear power station. An International IAEA team of experts conducted an eight-day mission to Uganda to review its infrastructure development for a nuclear programme in December.
Uganda-based company Aptech Africa’s ‘Pay-n-Pump’ is a solar PV-powered pump that offers an affordable irrigation solution to low-income subsistence farmers hitherto unable to afford high-cost solar systems, potentially increasing their yields and avoiding the fuel costs of diesel pumps. Energy Catalyst supported Aptech to launch a pilot in Uganda.
he Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda is home to some 270,000 refugees, largely from South Sudan. It’s now the site of a new program to safely remove e-waste from solar lanterns and their batteries, in what the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says will also provide training and jobs to its residents.
eCooking with efficient modern technologies such as the EPC offers an opportunity for households to cook efficiently and at low cost; and maybe well received, however, there is still a lot of groundwork to do to have a ready market as well as changing the narrative on the perception that electricity is the most expensive cooking option.

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