Eng. Simon D'janga

State Minister of Energy speaks out on power supply plans to Paidha

Local News

The State Minister for Energy Eng Simon Dujanga says following governments intervention to address the power inconsistency in West Nile, efforts are being made to address all bottlenecks

The Minister says following the boast of power supply in Westnile with 4.6 mw generators in Yumbe this year, the power consistency has greatly improved.

The minister says the major challenge they are currently facing is the cost of fuel to run the generators. He says they are in talks with Uganda revenue authority to ensure that taxes on fuel are scrapped.

The Minister further says that plans are underway to provide power to Ayuda coffee factory on Ayuda river in Paidha which collapsed in the early 2000s due to high operational costs, allegations of mismanagement and inadequate power supplies among others.

The minister is optimistic that with the revival of Ayuda coffee factory will offer employment opportunities to unemployed youth in Zombo..

The minister is also hopeful that other industries in the region that collapsed due to power challenges will be revived as government efforts to connect West Nile on the national grid is on track.