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14 August 2020

Uganda Government Gazette dated 2020-08-14 number 48

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Vol. CXIII No. 48                                      14th August, 2020                                      Price: Shs. 5,000

CONTENTS                                                   Page            the Government has developed Isimba 183MW Hydro
The Electricity Act—Notice              ...   ... 1283-1284                Power Plant and is in the final stages of developing
The Commissioners for Oaths (Advocates)                                    Karuma 600MW Hydro Power Plant utilising resources
  Act—Notices............    ...............  ...      1284                allocated under the Energy Fund, funding from the
The Advocates Act—Notices               ...  ... 1284-1286                 China Exim Bank and other development partners;
The Companies Act—Notices               ...  ...       1286           2.   WHEREAS, the Government appointed Uganda
The Political Parties And Organisations                                    Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) as
  Act—Notice..............   ...............  ...     1286                 its representative in overseeing the construction works
The Mining Act—Notices       ...............  ...     1287                 and later as owner of the Hydro Power Plants developed
The Insolvency Act—Notices              ...   ... 1287-1288                by Government and further appointed Uganda
The Copyright and Neighbouring Rights                                      Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) to
  Regulations—Notices        ...............  ...      1288                oversee the construction of the power evacuation lines
The Control of Private Security Organisations                              and related substations and later as owner of the related
  Regulations—Notices        ...............  ...      1288                power evacuation infrastructure;
The Electricity Act—Notices...............    ...      1289
The Trademarks Act—Registration ofApplications 1290-1303              3.   WHEREAS, the pre-fcasibility studies for the
Advertisements         ...   ...............  ... 1303-1346                600MW Ayago Hydro Power Plant arc complete and
                 SUPPLEMENT                                                the feasibility study is at an advanced stage, and the
Statutory Instruments                                                      Government had initially opted to utilise the Chinese
No. 96 —The Insurance (Fees) Regulations, 2020.                            contractors “China Ghezouba Group Company Limited
No. 97 —The Insurance (Mobile Insurance) Regulations,                      (CGGC)” for the development of the then 600MW and
                                                                           now 840MW proposed Ayago Hydro Power Plant and
        2020.
                                                                           its evacuation line with funding from the China Exim
No. 98 —The Insurance (Reinsurance) Regulations, 2020.
                                                                           Bank, and this did not materialise;
No. 99 —The Insurance (Capital Adequacy and Prudential
        Requirements) Regulations, 2020.                              4.   AND WHEREAS, the Minister of Energy and Mineral
No. 100—The Insurance (Insurance Training College)                         Development issued to the Electricity Regulatory
        Regulations, 2020.                                                 Authority a “Policy Directive with respect to the
No. 101—The Insurance (Licensing and Governance)                           development of Karuma, Isimba and Ayago Hydro
        Regulations, 2020.                                                 Power Plants” on 5lh September, 2014 under General
No. 102—The Insurance (Index Contracts) Regulations,                       Notice No. 572 of 2014;
        2020.
                                                                      5.   NOTING THAT as a result of the Government
No. 103—The Weights and Measures (Sale and Labelling of
                                                                           projections, the Ayago Hydro Power Plant is required
        Goods) (Amendment) Rules, 2020.
                                                                           in the generation mix in the medium to long term future
General Notice No. 913 of 2020.                                            energy needs of the Country;
   AMENDMENT OF GENERAL NOTICE No. 572
                                                                                        POLICY DIRECTION
  OF2014, POLICY DIRECTION WITH RESPECT
 TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF KARUMA, ISIMBA
       AND AYAGO HYDROPOWER PLANTS                                    6.   NOW THEREFORE, the following Policy Direction
                                                                           amending General Notice No. 572 of 2014 is given to
 (Under section ! 7 ofthe Electricity Act, 1999, Cap. 145)
                                                                           the Electricity Regulatory Authority (the Authority) to
This Policy Direction is given to the Electricity Regulatory'              observe and implement—
Authority under section 17 of the Electricity Act, 1999, Cap.
145, this 29th day of July, 2020.                                          (1) The Policy Directive issued to the Authority with
                                                                               respect to the development of Karuma, Isimba and
                         PREAMBLE
                                                                               Ayago Hydro Power Plants issued on 5th September
1.   WHEREAS, the Government of Uganda prioritised                             2014 vide General Notice No. 572 of 2014 is
     the development of the 600MW Karuma Hydro Power                           hereby amended to allow Ayago Hydro Power
     Plant, the 183MW Isimba Hydro Power Plant and the                         Plant and its associated evacuation transmission
     600MW Ayago Hydro Power Plant as Government                               infrastructure works to be implemented as a Build,
     public funded projects to keep tariffs at affordable levels,              Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) project.

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