S4ALL - Uganda, European Union, France and Germany reinforce their partnership for the development of sustainalble energy in Uganda
The EU commissioner for international cooperation and development, Neven Mimica, the Ugandan minister for energy, Irene Nafuna Muloni, and the permanent representatives of France and Germany to the United Nations have signed in New York, on the 20th of May, a joint declaration underligning their mutual engagement in favor of the development of sustaible energy for all in Uganda.
The signature took place in NY, at the occasion of the “Sustainable Energy for All” forum, organized on the initiative of the United Nations from the 18th to the 21st of May.
This engagement and the joint declaration signed with Uganda will reinforce the partnership between Uganda, the European Union, and its two most active member states in the sustainable and reusable energy field, France and Germany. In the energy sector, France, via AFD, has engaged more than €116M since 2013, Germany, €240M and the EU, €50M, for a total of €406M.
The Afd is a main stakeholder in this issue since 2007 with the financing of the Bujagali hydroelectric dam and its 250 MW power plant. It steps in in order to promote sustainable energies, particularly hydroelectric, for the sake of energetic efficiency and electricity access generalization in rural and suburban areas (230 km high voltage lines between Hoima and Nkenda in western Uganda in progress, rural electrification in western Uganda).
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