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A high level Swedish Delegation is in Uganda to attend the Uganda Energy and Capacity building event 6-8 November 2019 at Speke resort Hotel Munyonyo

Wednesday, 6th November 2019
 The Meeting was opened by the Minister of State for Energy and mineral development Hon Peter Lokeris. He noted that Uganda has prioritised the development of the Energy sector and invested heavily in the generation infrastructure. He said that at the moment emphasis is in the transmission , distribution and rural electrification infrastructure to absorb power generated. He further noted that the MoU concluded between Uganda and Sweden is aimed at strengthening the cooperation in the development of the energy sector.

The Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda said that the main objective of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for Swedish companies to present their solutions and engage the Ugandans with a view to form required partnerships He said that it is also to enable stakeholder mapping and action particularly in the area of transmission and energy efficiency.

The major  companies from Sweden in the sector are represented in this workshop.The Swedish delegation informed that Sweden has funds in form of grants to finance development of feasibility studies in the development of energy infrastructure studies

It is hoped this meeting will help Uganda attract and convince  the Swedish  energy companies to invest in Uganda in the selected key areas of Energy development.