Prioritise off-grid renewable energy in rural areas

According to the Uganda National Population and housing Census 2014, household electrification rate on grid stood at 5 per cent and 10.3 per cent for all forms of energy in rural areas, while the average grid electrification rate stood at 16 per cent and 20.6 per cent for all forms nationwide.

The government has continued implementing several power projects, including Karuma, Bujagali and Isimba hydropower projects, which was recently commissioned with the aim of increasing access to electricity connections.

Full article: Daily Monitor


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