Electricty extension to Bundibugyo district starts

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Preperatory works have started to extend electricity to Bundibugyo district. The extension project will cost 3.6 U.S million dollars. Bundibugyo district has never been connected on the national electricity grid. In 2003/2004 financial year, the government received funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), to extend electricity to Bundibugyo. In 2005,Ferdusult engineering services was contracted by the government to extend electricity to the district. Engineer Enock Kaggwa of Ferdusult says that the extension will start from Kitumba Sub Station in fort portal to Nyahuka in Bundibugyo district. Kaggwa says bush clearing has started, where the electricity poles will be placed. According to Kagwa, extension of electricity will take eight months starting from November 2008 to June 2009. He discloses that the project targets 2,200 consumers who will be using single phase lines and 110 consumers who include factories and hospitals. that use three phase lines. Kaggwa says that after the completion of the project, Bundibugyo Energy Cooperative Society will operate the electricity line. The Chairman of Bundibugyo Energy Cooperative society, Justus Nkayarwa says that the power extension will be a major boost to cocoa processing factories in the district. The factories are Esco Uganda Limited and Olam.

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

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