Government secures 11.8billion to build renewable energy plants in five Districts

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Government is final stages to build renewable energy plants in five Districts of Arua, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara and Masaka in a bid to increase access of energy.

The plants which will operate using human waste are expected to contribute 400 kilo watts to the national grid.

According to the Assistant commissioner renewable energy John Tumuhimbise, said government has received 11.8 billion Shillings  from Global Enforcement Facility for the projects.

“We are going to do co-financing for the projects locally where government expects to raise additional Shs52b to kick start construction in the next financial year,” he said.

He said that  by building these plants there will be a reduction of greenhouse emissions, employment both direct and indirect, it will contribute to national development and increase energy security.

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