On 24th June 2014, the Electricity Regulatory Authority held a Public Hearing in respect of Muvumbe Hydro (U) Limited application for a license to generate and sell 4.5 MW of electricity from River Muvumbe in Kabale District, Maziba Sub-County.
The hearing which was held at Maziba Catholic Parish attracted over 70 project affected persons, community leaders from Maziba Sub-County; and the Kabale District Local Government leadership.
In his remarks, the presiding officer of the day Mr. Peter Kityo who is also the Environmental Specialist at ERA encouraged the participants to freely air out their views and concerns as regards the project and emphasized that these would be taken into consideration by the Authority before a license is issued to the developer.
The issues raised by community members at the hearing included compensation and measurement of boundaries of the project. These were duly responded to by the developer who also revealed that a grievance committee had been set-up for any issues arising thereafter.
The District Internal Security Officer, Mr. Nabimanya Robert cautioned the participants against vices that would sabotage the project and noted that the project would facilitate development in the area particularly a pineapple wine factory that is yet to be established in the Sub-County and creation of employment opportunities.