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Renewable energy remains elusive for many citizens in Uganda

Uganda’s Vision 2040 set a pathway through which the country would transform from a lower income country to a middle-income country focusing on the energy and mineral development sector as the key drivers to attaining this desired goal.

The government also looks at other projects such as a H-tech ICT city, with related infrastructure, large irrigation schemes, industries, standard railway gauge network, technology parks and many more of which require affordable and sufficient energy to run .

This further confirms the importance and need of sufficient and affordable energy alternatives in the entire country.  The main source of energy for large scale projects is still hydro electric power. But it doesn’t reach all parts of the country due to high transmission costs and the need of expensive infrastructure. In these sparsely populated rural settlements, leaving them with solar energy is their best option.

Read more: Daily Monitor

 


 

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