Twenty years ago, Isimba hydropower station was just an idea. Today, that idea has been transformed into reality.
Angelo Semugalu, senior civil engineer
The 183.2-megawatt project was developed at a total cost of $567.7m. Of this, $482.5m (85%) was provided through a loan from the EXIM Bank of China, while the Government raised $85m (15%).
Nicholas Agaba, assistant project manager
The project was implemented by two government agencies, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL).
Jonan Kiiza, public relations officer, Isimba project, UEGCL
Michael Elimu Esim, generation manager
Eng. Isaac Arinaitwe, chief projects officer
Peter Otto, senior civil engineer UEGCL
Eng. Chad Silas Akita, project manager Isimba