Vision:
Be One of the leading Power Producers in the Great Lakes Region
Mission:
Sustainably generate Reliable, quality and affordable Electricity for Socio- Economic Development

It was on October 4, 2016, when the Parliamentary committee on Natural Resources last visited the 183MW Isimba hydro power project. One year later, the committee, led by Chairperson, Hon. Alex Byarugaba (MP Isingiro South) returned. Their number lean and with no female member except for a Research assistant, the committee was welcomed by State Minister for Energy Hon. Simon D’ujanga, Project Steering Committee chairperson Eng. Dr. Badru M. Kiggundu , UEGCL CEO Dr. Eng. Harrison E. Mutikanga and Prof. Wang Yongtian, the Project manager China Water and Electric corporation, the contractor.

State Minister for Energy Hon. Simon D’Ujanga, Eng. Dr. Harrison E Mutikanga, Hon. Alex Byarugaba (MP Isingiro South) and chairman-committee on natural resources plus other committee members during the site visit

We have come to check if the previous issues we found like cracks, the integrity of the embankment dam, compensation for some project affected people, the access road to Kamuli, safety for workers and others have been fixed,” Said Hon. Byarugaba.

The committee was appraised on progress of the project so far, the gains and the challenges as well as the sticking issues that will require their support to surmount.

Eng. Kiggundu briefed them on the reason for non-renewal of the contract for Energy Infratech PVT Ltd (the Owner’s Engineer), which expired on September 7th 2017. “You will agree with me that management and specifically project management will often demand taking hard decision and administrative sanction but all this is within good faith and the overriding desire for success,” he said, adding, “History will judge us harshly if we, as the Project Steering Committee or as Ministry of Energy or UEGCL or even you as a concerned committee of Parliament looked on while specifications were altered at a whim, works went shoddy with reckless abandon and timelines negated without restraint at the country’s flagship hydro power projects.”

UEGCL and other government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), converged at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala to showcase their services during this year’s URA taxpayer appreciation week. The three-day event that commenced on Wednesday 27 to 29 September 2017 it was one filled with an environment of education and sharing of knowledge.

Corporate Affairs Manager Simon Peter KASYATE explaining to visitors how the power generation network of the Karuma Hydro Power project will look using the Karuma Demo.

UEGCL participated in this memorable event and was able to provide accountability of what money that is collected from taxes is doing to enhance the generation of electricity in Uganda.  An artistic impression of Karuma Hydro Power Plant (HPP) was showcased during the event and was used to clearly define the process of generating hydroelectric power. Visitors were able to learn one or two things, but most important to understand and appreciate the role of UEGCL and the differentiated roles of the other players in the Energy sector.

On the 4th March 2017, UEGCL signed an MoU with Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Arts and Technology (CEDAT), and the momentous function was presided over by non-other than the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Professor John Ddumba Ssentamu, the Principal CEDAT, Dr. Henry Alinaitwe and Dr. Eng. Harrison Mutikanga, the Chief Executive Officer UEGCL.

UEGCL SIGNS MOU WITH CEDAT- MAKERERE AIMED AT CREATING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN SEVERAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS.UEGCL is a wholly owned Government Company that is redefining its destiny within its mandate. As will be recalled, the mandate of the Company is to “to establish, acquire, maintain, and operate electricity generation facilities and to promote Research and Development in the electricity generation sector while running the company on sound business principles”.

In line with the National Vision 2040, as well as the National Development Plans, UEGCL’s Strategic Direction 2015-2017 prioritized the Capacity Building, Research and Development as a means of improving efficiency in the Generation of Electricity. One of the envisaged means of achieving this is through partnerships with various institutions both academic and knowledge based.

On the 4th March 2017, UEGCL signed an MoU with Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Arts and Technology (CEDAT), and the momentous function was presided over by non-other than the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Professor John Ddumba Ssentamu, the Principal CEDAT, Dr. Henry Alinaitwe and Dr. Eng. Harrison Mutikanga, the Chief Executive Officer UEGCL.