Govt to expand energy access, sh3.9b COVID-19 fund launched

The Government has committed to extending energy to all Ugandans by 2040. The commitment was made during the online launch of the euros 900,000 (about sh3.9b) COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund.

Launched by GIZ Energising Development (EnDev) Uganda, in partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), the fund seeks to help off-grid energy companies, including solar and cook stove companies, survive the current crisis.

The EnDev Uganda project manager, Anja Rohde, said the fund was conceptualised after realising the negative impact of the pandemic and related restrictions on the sector.

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