H.E President Yoweri Museveni, on 9th January 2019 commissioned the 20 Megawatts (MW) solar power plant in Gomba district, the biggest solar park in East and Central Africa worth Shs 91.4 billion.
The Solar park situated in Kabulasoke sub-county, Gomba, is already connected to the national grid and will serve a population of more than 5 million people in rural Uganda.
The project was officially launched by President Yoweri Museveni who was accompanied by the Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi. Also present were the proprietors of Xsabo Group & Great Lakes Energy Company which were behind the development of the infrastructure.
Sitting on 280 acres, the plant is installed with 68,000 solar models and has a capacity of producing 20 Megawatts (MW) of solar-generated power.
Another solar power plant, similar in capacity to that in Gomba, is situated in Soroti district (Eastern Uganda) and was commissioned in 2016. Located on a 33-acre land, the shs 67 billion power plant generates 10 MW with the capacity to increase capacity output by a further 20 MW.