Karuma Project Contract Locks Out Ugandan Suppliers

By Stephen Otage

Kampala — A government official has said Ugandan workers and suppliers have no control over contributing to the ongoing construction works at Karuma power project because the contractor is fully in charge of the contract.

Speaking to this newspaper on Monday, Mr Henry Bidasala Igaga, the commissioner electrical energy at the energy Ministry, said Ugandans should subject themselves to market forces of meeting the quantities, quality and price the contractors are offering for the materials and services they require because this is a "turn-Key contract".

"The contractor is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction materials and services. What we want is a final product delivered," he said on telephone on Monday.

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