13 November 2011

Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi Plan a $340 Million Power Project

Mwanza — The governments of Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are planning a $340 million worth joint electricity project in Ngara District, Kagera region in Tanzania. The project will make it necessary for the governments to compensate 125 households from 3 villages near the Rusumo waterfalls.

The project is scheduled to start next year under funds from the central banks of the three countries. A researcher on the Nile Basin, Naftali Omesa, said 82 households in Ngara District, and 13 in Biharamuro District would be affected.

He said a total of 17.9 acres would be taken over. (By The Citizen Correspondent and Agencies)

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