11 December 2012

Uganda: Oil Firm Bails School

Mukono — Jacobsen Uganda Power Plant Company (JUPPCL) over the weekend commissioned a new 2 class room block at the Kiwanga UMEA Primary School 20km east of Kampala city.

This is as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that aim at promoting the wellbeing of the community around the plant.

Jacobsen Uganda Power Plant Company Limited is a subsidiary of Jacobsen Elektro AS (JEL), a Norwegian company that runs the 50MW Thermal Power Plant at Namanve, Mukono District under that Build, Own Operate and Transfer contract with the Government of Uganda.

Jacobsen has established a positive and dynamic relationship with the Kiwanga community and have so far provided the school with a 6 classroom block, new latrines, basketball court and equipment, a fully equipped IT lab, sportswear and equipment as well as scholastic materials and text books.

"We at Jacobsen appreciate the importance of education in the Kiwanga community and have invested well in Kiwanga Primary School. We pledge that we shall continue to support the school and community to not only cement our very good relationship, but also as part of our commitment to develop and grow this community where we operate." said Johan Svendsen, Jacobsen Eleckro's Chairman.

Jacobsen has not only supported the school but have also supported the community by repairing and maintaining 2 boreholes, provided and catered for a village health team of individuals.

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