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 both in Yumbe district in West Nile.
During the political commissioning minister 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.
Nankbirwa also added that the 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 further urged Ugandans to continue supporting the NRM government because it has good projects for social transformation.
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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 markets in the neighborhood in Congo and South Sudan.
Meanwhile Yumbe district Woman MP Avako Melsa Naima commended the 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 the government’s intentions regarding electrification are boldly stated in Uganda’s vision 2040.