Uganda requires $287M for rural electrification projects

The Ugandan government is looking to borrow $287 million to secure funding for rural electrification projects in the country.

The government is in discussions with the Exim Bank of China to ensure the financing of rural electrification projects in 287 sub-counties, which are yet to be connected to the national electricity grid, reports ESI-Africa.

According to the state finance minister, David Bahati, although there has been improvement in the distribution of clean energy in remote areas, the government is still challenged with the distribution of power to other parts of the country including the Karamoja, West Nile and the islands.

Source: ESI-Africa