Government Embarks On Karuma Cracks Repairs

The ministry of energy and minerals has started investigating the cause of cracks said to have developed on Karuma Power dam that is still under construction.

According to the report tabled by Energy State minister Simon Djang before the parliamentary committee on natural resources, before the cracks repairs are undertaken, punitive measures shall be taken to ensure that such incident do not occur again.

He explained that they are to hire experts from China to investigate the cause of these cracks and whoever is responsible will be penalized.

Once complete, the dam is expected to generate about 600 Megawatts and the project is expected to cost $1.688billion, with Exim Bank of China financing 85 per cent and the government of Uganda 15 per cent.

According the agreement signed with government, the project will be complete by December 2018.

Story By Moses Kyeyune