ERA - Electricity Regulatory Authority

ERA Holds Public Hearing in Respect of Rwenzori Hydro Private Limited’s Application for License

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on 29th July 2016 held a Public Hearing in respect of an application by Rwenzori Hydro Private Limited,for a license for the generation and sale of 15 MW of electricity, from River Nyamagasani in Kasese District.

The Public Hearing was held at Kyarumba Church of Uganda, Kyarumba Sub-County, Bukonzo East Constituency in Kasese District.

Addressing residents at the Public Hearing, the Chief Executive Officer of ERA, Dr. Benon Mutambi urged residents to take the project as a blessing, echoing the President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s message that electricity is an engine of development.

Over 500 residents attended the Public Hearing. The Deputy Resident District Commissioner of Kasese District, Ms. Justine Muhindo Mutabazi, urged residents to provide security to the developer’s equipment and stay away from political instabilities. She urged residents to improve on their livelihoods using the money they will receive out of compensation. The Public Hearing was attended by the leadership of Kasese District including the representative of the District Chairperson.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 August 2016 18:39