23 January 2008 – Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has approved a generation licence for a US$32 million, 10MW heavy-fuel oil power plant in Tororo.
The plant, to be built by Electro-Maxx, has been subject to extensive economic, environmental and social assessments and has been approved by all parties, including the local community.
The plant will help reduce the national power deficit, and provide cheaper power due to the use of heavy-fuel oil.
Patick Bitature, chairman of the Uganda Investment Authority is hopeful that this investment will encourage development and investment within the area. "Industrialisation cannot happen without sufficient power. Jobs are important because they give self dignity."