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OIL RICH NWOYA DISTRICT SET TO HAVE A 20 MEGA WATT SOLAR POWER PLANT.

OIL RICH NWOYA DISTRICT SET TO HAVE A 20 MEGA WATT SOLAR POWER PLANT.

 

Latest developments indicated that on 11th August 2023 President Museveni Confirmed to have met with a Tanzanian delegation led by Mr. Abdul Halim Hafidah Ameir where intense discussions yielded positive on a proposed 20 megawatts solar power plant that will be erected in Nwoya district near Olwinyo substation.

 

This Oil rich district of Uganda in Northern Uganda, Like most districts in the country, is named after its main municipal, administrative, and commercial center, Nwoya, the location of the district headquarters. It’s bordered by Amuru District to the north, Gulu District to the north-east, Oyam District to the east, Kiryandongo District to the south-east, Masindi District to the south, and Buliisa District to the south-west. Nwoya, the main political, administrative, and commercial center in the district, is approximately 44 kilometers (27 mi), by road, southwest of the city of Gulu, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region. This location is approximately 330 kilometers (210 mi), by road, north of the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest metropolitan area.

 

Prior to 2013, subsistence agriculture and livestock husbandry were the main economic activity in the district. More recently, crude oil deposits have been found and commercial extraction is being planned.

President Museveni is said to also discussed future cooperation in the area of energy, especially the power line from Mutukula to Mwanza, which will boost supply on that stretch, leading to the development for both Uganda and Tanzania