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MINISTER TASK UGANDANS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

By: Shamim Batariwo

The Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Development has advised Ugandans to use sustainable energy as a way of reducing on the costs of living but also reserve the environment.

Addressing journalists at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala, Energy Minister Eng. Irene Muloni said the increasing power tariffs, require every house hold to start using sustainable energy.

Eng. Muloni wondered why majority of Ugandans are still using charcoal, yet global demands require that every country by 2020 should shift to use of gas and energy saving facilities. Byte

Minister Muloni revealed that the ministry is considering extending energy to every district in the campaign to ensure that every Ugandan has access to sustainable energy.

According to minister, Uganda is the only country that exports electricity to the neighboring countries in the region. Uganda exports power to Kenya and Rwanda. Byte

The Ministry has embarked on a campaign to distribute free led bulbs to households in an attempt to aid a paradigm shift from the high consumption bulbs to energy saving facilities.

Assistant Commissioner in the Ministry of Energy Eng. Simon Kalanzi argued all households to adopt energy saving facilities and other facilities like pressure and gas cookers. Byte

The Ministry in partnership with Eskom Company have launched a partnership geared towards promoting efficient utilization of energy and the use of renewable energy.

Minister Muloni says government has constructed Karuma and Isimba hydro power stations that will produce at least 600MW and 183MW respectively to meet the current power deficit.

Report by Namuya Sununa, Nakiyingi Summayah and Juma Bark Yusuf

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By UTN Reporter

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BY NTALE YOUNUS

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By UTN Reporter

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