France commits 51.7 million € for electricity and capacity building in Uganda

The signing ceremony took place on 11th December 2015 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, in the presence of the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Keith Muhakanizi, the Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Sophie Makame, and the AFD representative in Uganda, Ms. Virginie Leroy.

The Embassy of France in Uganda, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the government of Uganda have signed three financing agreements in 2015, amounting to 51.7 million € of which 51.2 million € for rural electrification and 500,000 € for feasibility studies and capacity building.

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The signing ceremony took place on 11th December 2015 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, in the presence of the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Keith Muhakanizi, the Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Sophie Makame, and the AFD representative in Uganda, Ms. Virginie Leroy.

Welcoming the cordial and mutually beneficial cooperation between Uganda and France, Mr. Muhakanizi thanked AFD for its continued support in the water, sanitation and energy sectors. He saluted the contribution of France and other partners towards the attainment of Uganda’s Vision 2040 whose goal is to transform country into a middle income economy. Uganda has meanwhile expressed commitment to double its renewable energy within its INDC framework, in line with the Paris agreement of climate change signed on 12th December 2015.

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On her part, the French Ambassador underscored the importance of the projects being undertaken in the implementation of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative with the aim of achieving universal energy access, improving energy efficiency, and increasing the use of renewable energy. In May 2015, Uganda, France, Germany and the European Union published a joint statement of partnership for developing renewable energies in Uganda.

In addition, in 2010, AFD committed more than 352 million €, with more than 165 million € committed in the last three years, in the following sectors: energy, water and sanitation, private sector, environment / climate change.

Dernière modification : 26/04/2016

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