Min Nankabirwa Commissions Power Lines in West Nile’s Yumbe District

Nankabirwa joined by others touching the electric pole to launch the power line


By Juma Nsubuga

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Dr Ruth Nankabirwa yesterday commissioned power lines at Arafa village in Arafa sub county  in Aringa South and at Twajiji village in Romogi sub county both in Aringa East- Yumbe district in West Nile.

During the political commissioning, Nankabirwa revealed that no district will remain in darkness because the ministry of energy and mineral development has enough power to supply to all areas across the country.

“Power was in limited places in big towns and not in villages. Government, apart from concentrating on peace and security which is paramount for development, it has embarked on power generation so that we have in store what to transmit and distribute” she said adding that “we have enough power to transmit and distribute to the districts and no district in Uganda will remain in darkness” the minister confirmed.

Nankabirwa added that government is planning for more generations. 

“We have many power plants under construction like the 6.6MW Nyagak 3, 4.8MW Waking and 19MW Buseruka in Masindi” she listed some of them and therefore urged Ugandans to continue supporting NRM government because it has good projects for social transformation.

The minister also flagged off a tractor donated by Aringa South MP Yorke Alioni to the people of Aringa South for commercial farming.

State minister of defense in charge of veterans who is also Aringa East county MP Huda Orelu, urged the people of West Nile especially in Yumbe to be strategic and use the commissioned electricity to engage in commercial agriculture since they have market at the neighborhood in Congo and South Sudan.

Meanwhile Yumbe district Woman MP Avako Melsa Naima commended government for fulfilling its Manifesto for 2021-2026 by introducing electricity in Yumbe.

Government’s vision is to ensure that electricity access is for all Ugandans for socio-economic development in the country to improve the standards of living, provide education and health services among other benefits.

“Government has embarked on power generation for transmission and distribution to all areas across the country” she noted adding that government’s intentions regarding electrification are boldly stated in Uganda’s vision 2040.



Leave a Response

error: Content is protected !!