The Bujagali Dam is the “best long-term solution” to help reverse Uganda’s power problem, according to the project’s director, Glenn Gaydar. Ugandan environmental and rural development organisations are asking for international support in their efforts to stop the construction of the Bujagali dam and. The once stalled Bujagali dam project is back for the second time on the project developer, Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), is seeking financial support from.

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It is estimated that the lake catchment supports about one-third of the total population of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. After the withdrawal of AESNP, the Ugandan government decided to split the project into two separately funded but connected projects.

Because they are so clean, they can be built in the middle of agricultural land. The World Bank’s original project description stated that sypport project involved the development of a hydropower plant with capacity of MW, including about km of kV and kV transmission lines and associated substations to be developed on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis.

This site uses cookies: The Ugandan law requires that displaced persons are provided with shpport after displacement for a transition period based on a reasonable estimate of time likely to be needed to restore their livelihood and standards of living.

The Bujagali Dam Project in Uganda

Therefore future plans should cater for livelihood sustainability issues, compensating families for the assets and crops lost is not enough as was in the case of Naminya.

Retrieved 14 November Silence can sometimes say more than a thousand words. The village was given fish farming dams to compensate their losses by the organization Souluganda and the developer Bel.

Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development [9]. Please send a polite letter to the president of the World Bank Group. It is at the border between Buikwe District to the west and Jinja District to the east.


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There were also considerable objections from environmentalists and other groups regarding the potential impact of the project as well as the management of the resettlement. Health centers were also not readily available to the people in the new place which affected their right to access basic medical care.

Thank you for your help in this campaign. As of Septemberthe shareholders in BEL were: A study by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program also found “favorable conditions” for solar development in Uganda.

Ugandan environmental and rural development organisations are asking for international support in their efforts to stop the construction of the Bjagali dam and redirect the Bank’s attention toward developing renewable energy options that would make electricity more affordable and accessible to the majority of Uganda’s citizens.

Village reflections and dearth of the reading culture. Geothermal “fuel” – like the sun and the wind – is always where the power plant is, so the economic benefits remain in the region.

Human rights lessons from the Bujagali dam in Uganda – FIVAS

Whereas power from the dam would surge into the grid all at once providing more electricity than Uganda would be able to utilizegeothermal power can be brought online incrementally, as demand increases. They also point out, however, that the process was permeated with corruption, intimidation and other bujagall from the very beginning, and that the masterminds behind the murder are still walking around freely. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These benefits were used to convince the locals to accept the project.

It provides that there should bujagalj prompt payment of fair and adequate compensation, prior to compulsory acquisition of land by government for public use. Young people and adults in 92 suppogt participate in these very effective campaigns.

In Bujagali, the families had schools very near their homes, close enough for the children, children had easy access to school facilities and other social services like health centers where medical services were easily accessible.


Clean, renewable and economical, geothermal can provide power in rural areas where it is too costly to extend the national grid. Industrial Suport Services [9]. The challenge of high expectations in Liberia. The refinancing will extend the tenor of the existing loans made in bujqgali, by the lenders listed above.

Jubilee Investment Company [11]. This is because the area around the Bujagali Falls supported a substantial number of subsistence and commercial fishermen, who depended on the resource for both food and income.

The dam will also provide electricity at such high cost that most Ugandans will not be able to afford it. In the midst of fraud investigations, [3] the first project was abandoned in when AES Energy pulled out of the deal, citing a protracted process because of objections from environmentalists. To unsubscribe Click Here. Building on that, BEL conducted further field studies and analyses, where needed. Yacouba, a farmer from Yatenga, Burkina Faso, is one of the founders of so-called ‘Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration’ with which degenerated and dry areas are becoming green and fertile again.

An earlier attempt by AES to construct the dam was partly sulport by allegations of corruption. The rest of the funds were borrowed from the following international lenders: To request Buhagali Response Action Alerts by mail or email, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit http: Archived from the original on 5 October The used geothermal water is then returned down an injection well into the reservoir to be reheated, to maintain pressure and to sustain the reservoir.

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