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Museveni Convoy Excites Crowds at Gulu Barracks

President Museveni has Thursday morning been spotted in Gulu.

The president’s convoy at 11:00am snaked out of Gulu Military Barracks, a situation that enthused crowds following up on MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s case at the General Court Martial at the military facility.

Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama said Museveni “has been in Gulu for the last three days.”

Wanyama further said the head-of-state has “been going about his work” in the area where he participated in finding solutions to Apaa land conflicts.

ChimpReports understands President Museveni will today inspect progress on construction works at Karuma Power dam.

The first of 6 Generator Step Up (GSU) transformers was recently delivered on site.

This followed the delivery of other key electro-mechanical components like the rotor, stator, turbine runners, shafts and many others.

Once complete, each of the six turbine units shall have an installed capacity of 100MW bringing the today installed capacity of the dam project at 600MW.

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After commissioning of the Karuma project, generation capacity of Uganda will be almost doubled. Currently, installed capacity is estimated at 890MW.

The total project cost for the Karuma hydropower station is USD 1.7 billion and includes the generation and transmission components.

The project shall have three major transmission lines evacuating the power produced.

These are the 400 KV Karuma-Kawanda line that is 248km long; 400 KV Karuma Olwiyo 55 Km long and the 132 KV Karuma-Lira 75km. The project will also create three new substations, at Karuma, Kawanda and Olwiyo while the power on the Lira transmission line shall terminate at the already existing Lira substation.

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