In implementation of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s directives to enhance joint cooperation with brothers in the countries of the African continent in various fields of industrialization, through the Egyptian Initiative for the Development of the Nile Basin Countries.
The Ugandan government organized a grand celebration for the handover of the Busia solar power plant, where Ashraf Swailem, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Kampala, handed over this plant to the Ugandan side, which was established by the Arab Organization for Industrialization.
In this regard, Lieutenant-General Abd Almonem Al-Terras, Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, explained that the plant that was built operates on the photovoltaic system with a capacity of 4 megawatts under the supervision of the New and Renewable Energy Authority, pointing to the Arab Organization for Industrialization's keenness to exchange experiences and train technical workers in Uganda on maintenance work. And continuous follow-up.
The Terrace also expressed its thanks and pride for the sincere efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Egyptian Agency for Partnership for Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the New and Renewable Energy Authority of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the Egyptian Ambassador to Uganda, and the Ugandan Ministry of Electricity, He pointed to the importance of these efforts in accelerating the completion of this vital project in a short time, by overcoming all difficulties and adapting to the natural obstacles in the place, as well as taking all precautionary measures to confront the Corona virus.
In a related context, the "Terrace" stressed that the Arab Organization for Industrialization has an ambitious plan to meet all the needs of the local and African market in the field of electricity production from solar energy, and even enter the global competition in the future, pointing to strengthening our manufacturing capabilities and production lines with all modern digital manufacturing systems until we get Our high quality solar panels allow us to compete in the global market.
It is noteworthy that the ceremony of handing over the station was attended by Ms. Rebekah Kadaga, First Deputy Prime Minister, former Parliament Speaker and Minister for East African Affairs, Ms. Ruth Sentamu, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, and a representative of Mr. John Muyongo, Ugandan Minister of State for Education Affairs. Al-Ali, as well as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Potsima University and the Vice-President of the University, and a crowd of local and popular leaders, university professors and students.