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Norway , Uganda mark 25years of energy cooperation

By Vicky Wandawa

Added 22nd September 2016 12:21 PM

These achievements, among others are to be celebrated today with a special event at the Sheraton Kampala hotel at 1:30pm.

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These achievements, among others are to be celebrated today with a special event at the Sheraton Kampala hotel at 1:30pm.

Its 25 years since Norway and Uganda engaged in a cooperation towards the development of Uganda’s electricity sector. It started with support for hydropower generation along the Nile, the 200MW Kiira hydropower plant.

“In the 25 years, Uganda’s power sector has moved from being in stasis, to become one of Africa’s most rapidly developing and promising markets,” reads a press release Susan Eckey, Norway’s ambassador to Uganda.

She adds that since the mid-1990s, Norway has contributed to the connection of more than 25,000 households and businesses to the power grid, as well as constructed more than 2000km of both transmission and distribution power lines.

These achievements, among others are to be celebrated today with a special event at the Sheraton Kampala hotel at 1:30pm.

The event will graced by James Banaabe, the commissioner of energy in the ministry of Mineral and energy development, who will discuss the impact of the cooperation and the future energy needs of Uganda.

Hans Peter Christophersen, the counselor Trade and Energy at the Norwegian embassy will give a speech about the 25 year cooperation, while Morten Svelle, the policy director energy, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs will discuss the role of the Norwegian government in supporting energy developments.

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