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    Karuma dam facing shortage of skilled manpower

Karuma dam facing shortage of skilled manpower

The contractor of the long-awaited Karuma hydropower dam has said the project is lacking electricians and skilled manpower to operate machines. The deputy project manager, Liu Jianguo, said the shortage is straining the project because they have to train workers on the job. “We have so far recruited 168 workers, both Chinese [...]

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    Construction at Karuma hydro power project starts

Construction at Karuma hydro power project starts

The Karuma hydro-power project, worth about Sh.4.3 trillion ($1.7billion) has commenced with the construction of two big underground access tunnels and access roads at the site. The eight month old construction of the 600 megawatts dam was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni in August 2013, who said 85% of the funding [...]

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Uganda: Work on National High Altitude centre begins

Electricity: Work has started and will end in August; 5 transformers, 10 km of 3-phase and 7 km of 2 phase, poles already brought Road: Bridge construction to start in May and road construction to end by December Water: Offered sh470m. Only designs ready but construction to start in August and end [...]

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Kenya’s economy could earn Sh3.8 trillion by going green

  Kenya’s economy could earn Sh3.8 trillion by going green

Kenya’s transition to a green economy could generate benefits estimated at Sh3.8 trillion ($45 billion) by 2030. This is in addition to greater food security, cleaner environment and higher productivity of [...]

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Kenya’s energy policy under scrutiny

  Kenya’s energy policy under scrutiny

The proposed energy legislation has been faulted for advocating a lackluster approach to growing consumption of cooking gas in the country. Petroleum industry players have said there is need for a [...]

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Lamu oil, gas find not viable but promising

  Lamu oil, gas find not viable but promising

Kenya: Australian oil and gas explorer Pancontinental Oil and Gas says a well it has been drilling with its partners off the coast of Lamu is not commercially viable. The firm yesterday [...]

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Tanzania to reconsider windfall tax on gas

  Tanzania to reconsider windfall tax on gas

Tanzania may reconsider the proposed introduction of a super profit tax on natural gas production after gold miners criticized a similar measure considered by the government three years ago, President [...]

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Tanzanian firms urged to invest in oil, gas sector

Domestic investors have been called upon to make full utilisation of the country’s capital markets to raise low cost capital to invest in the abundant opportunities in the oil and [...]

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KenolKobil swings back to profit on cost-cutting

  KenolKobil swings back to profit on cost-cutting

Oil marketer Kenolkobil has reported a pre-tax profit of Sh564 million for the year ended December 31,2013, marking a major turnaround from the previous year’s loss of Sh8.96 billion. As a [...]

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