15 February 2008 – Uganda’s ministry of energy and mineral development has announced that garbage from the capital Kampala may soon be used to generate electricity.

Paul Mubiru

Eng Paul Mubiru, acting
permanent secretary to
the ministry

The ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taylor/Sesam Energetics 1 which states that 33MW of power could be produce from solid waste.

Eng Paul Mubiru, acting permanent secretary to the ministry, signed the MOU with Dr Noah Maalanti of Taylor/Sesam. Taylor/Sesam will provide finance for the US$88 million project. They are expected to sign another memorandum with the City of Kampala, to allow them to use the city waste for power production.

We are also waiting for the project to be gazetted by the Electricity Regulatory Authority, so that we can have a public hearing," said a representative from the Kampala City Council.