Start of implementation of Ang’ololo water resources development

Implementation of the Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project (AWDP), a transboundary water project undertaken by Kenya and Uganda are about to start.

It was after the Heads of State of the The East African Community (EAC) launched the initiative during their 22n/a Ordinary vertex. The summit was held at the organization’s headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania on July 21-22, 2022.

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The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) has been appointed by the EAC to carry out the project. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), a flagship socio-economic program of the African Union (AU), provides the financial muscle.

Community Benefits of AWDP

Once completed, the Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project (AWDP) will increase electricity generation capacity for at least 127,300 people and improve irrigation and drinking water supplies. The towns of Tororo, Manafwa and Namisindwa in eastern Uganda, as well as Busia and Bungoma in Kenya, will all benefit from the AWDP.

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Approximately 3,300 hectares of land in Kenya and Uganda (1,180 hectares in Kenya and 2,120 hectares in Uganda) will be restored. In addition, the initiative will provide continued access to drinking water to 20,000 families in the two countries.

In addition, the new dam will produce 1.75MW of electricity which will be supplied to the power grids of Kenya and Uganda, helping to make Kenya and Uganda’s Vision 2030 and 2040 a reality, respectively.

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Dec 2021

Ang’ololo Water Resources Development Project will benefit thousands of people in Kenya and Uganda

Thousands of people in Kenya and Uganda are set to benefit from a nearly $62 million regional transboundary water initiative, dubbed the Ang’ololo Water Resources Development Project, which is being developed on the Malaba River that separates the two East African countries.

The project is one of the priority projects of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP), an investment program of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), and is part of the Integrated Management of Sio-Malaba-Malakisi Transboundary Water Resources and Development Program.

Scope of the Ang’ololo Water Resources Development Project

It involves the construction of a 40 meter high dam with a reservoir capacity of about 43 million cubic meters at Kamachar in Moding and a water storage reservoir.

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These facilities will provide drinking water to more than 20,000 people in the two countries, and enough irrigation water to irrigate approximately 1,180 hectares of land in Kenya and 2,120 hectares in Uganda, thanks to water supply systems that will be developed under the project. The facilities in question, including the dam, will also facilitate the generation of 1.75 megawatts of electricity for local consumption.

The Ang’ololo water resources development project also includes the development of sanitation systems, as well as a flow regulation system to control floods and manage drought situations.

the project’s objectives

The main objective of the Ang’ololo Water Resources Development Project is to reduce poverty in the project area by transforming existing subsistence agriculture into large-scale commercial agriculture of irrigated land producing mainly horticultural crops. of high value and improving the development of fisheries.

The project also aims to increase adaptation to climate change, reverse environmental degradation, improve water supply and sanitation, strengthen cross-border cooperation and promote agro-industry as well as plant and animal production.

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