The first Deputy Prime minister Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga inspecting the Power station at Busitema University in Busia District.
Rebecca Kadaga, the first Deputy Prime minister commissioned the 4MW USD 6.5m (sh23b) solar power project located at Busitema University in Busia District.
Also present was Ruth Nankabirwa the minister for energy and mineral Development.
The project will supply power to Busitema university, Tororo and Busia that have inadequate and unreliable power supply.
The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt,Ashraf Swelam was also present during the commissioning on Tuesday 24th January 2022 and gave assurance that it had been agreed between the two countries that Egypt would cooperate with the Uganda's ministry of energy to set up the power project in 2018 and will continue to training more Ugandans in operation and as well maintain the plant for one year after completion.
The project was initiated in 2018 when an MOU was signed between the two governments to venture into renewable energy.
The plant which rests on 7.5htrs of land will be managed in partnership between Busitema University, Busia District Local Government and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
According to Prof.Paul Waako, the Busitema University Vice Chancellor, the plant will bring about skills enhancement in power plant operations and also accerelate research in renewable energy.
The plant now awaits to be linked to the national grid to be able to supply power to the consumers.