Defects delay Karuma, Isimba hydropower dams

An aerial view of Isimba Dam. Works on the 183 MW Isimba dam started in 2013 and were expected to be complete in 2018 but the dam was commissioned by President Museveni in 2019. PHOTO/FILE

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Both projects have not been delivered within the planned timeframe and are running three years late, even worse, with likely risk of more delays, yet government has started repaying the loan from Exim Bank.

The slow pace of work and poor workmanship at both Karuma and Isimba hydropower dams is to delay by one more year the final completion of the power supply utilities in northern and eastern Uganda.

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