Government to construct five 150MW solar parks

President Yoweri Museveni has announced government plans to establish five solar power parks in different parts of the country as part of the efforts to end the power shortage.

Speaking at the commissioning of Shs 91.4 billion solar power park at Kabulasoke in Gomba district, Museveni said that the project is the first of the five solar power parks planned for Kasese, Lira, Mubende and Soroti, all generating a total of 150MW.

The projects are being implemented by the Xsabo Group owned by a Ugandan medical doctor, Dr David Alobo who is based in Germany.

“I want to thank Dr Alobo for linking up with this group and bringing this investment here. I thank His Excellency Edward Ssekandi who spearheaded and encouraged these investors to set up this project in Kabulasoke,” Museveni said.

An aerial view of the Gomba project

The President said that the investment is testament of the NRM’s ability to attract investment to the country because of the prevailing peace and stability.

“For investors like Dr David Alobo and the Xsabo Group, to come and set up such a facility in far-flung Kabulasoke, is proof that the NRM is delivering. We sowed peace  and unity, and these conditions have attracted such investments,” Museveni said.

He however told his audience that, “such investments will not put money in your pockets, they simply facilitate you to engage in activities that bring income to your homes.”