The State Minister of Finance for Privatization and Investment, Ms Evelyn Anite seconds Ugandan Tour Operators on the save Murchison Falls campaign. This was enforced by her opposing the proposal by Bonang Power and Energy (Pty) Limited, a South African energy firm that intends to generate and sale electricity from a hydro power plant proposed to be established at Murchison Falls, an iconic natural wonder in Uganda’s largest national park.
On Honourable Anite’s tour of the new factories in Mukono district and Nakaseke district, she meet with the journalists and in her words she said, “I think the issue of Murchison Falls Dam project is very wrong,”
She further added that, “I don’t see the logic of constructing a dam and generating electricity there. I agree with the bigger public opinion that we shouldn’t do it and we (government) should not,”
Briefly about Murchison Falls:
Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River in Uganda. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres wide, and tumbles 43 metres, before flowing westward into Lake Albert.
These Falls are situated in Uganda’s biggest national park found on a land expanse of 3,893 square kilometres (1,503 sq mi).