In 2016, a bilateral agreement between Uganda and Egypt was signed followed by an MoU signing in May 2017 in which Egypt donated a grant worth 4MW of solar energy. Now at implementation stage, the Egyptian engineers headed by Senior Eng. Mohammed A. Abdel Aziz, from the Ministry of Electric & Renewable Energy Authority in accompaniment of the Project Manager, Eng. Reda Shaban Ali, have inspected the terrain of the proposed site which they have found appropriate for the 4 MW solar plant.
According to the Commissioner Renewable Energy at Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development Wilson Wafula, the project will be beneficial to the community, the country but most importantly to the University which will use it as a training spring board for students to graduate in renewable energy programs
Photo caption : Commissioner renewable energy Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Wilson Wafula & the Vice Chancellor Busitema University show the Egyptian Engineers the 7.5 Ha. of land where to construct a 4MW Solar plant opposite Busitema University in Busia district.