The 183MW Isimba Hydro-power project is 4km downstream of Isimba Falls on the River Nile and about 50km downstream from the source of the Nile. The project site is about 21km from Kayunga, the nearest town and about 65km from Jinja town.
Energy minister Irene Muloni says Isimba project means increase creation of jobs for youth, export opportunities for power, lowers electricity tariffs and increased industrialization. Isimba is expected to generate hydroelectric power at 68 cents per kilowatt, the lowest in East Africa.
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