CSO’s petitioned COSASE Parliamentary Committee to audit the delayed completion of 600mw Karuma hydro power dam. This followed Auditor General’s report that the 600mw Karuma Hydro power dam will not completed in June 2022.

 

Indeed, the revelations about delay commissioning of Karuma project raise fresh questions about the manner in which Sinohydro was awarded the project. In what has become a common practice for Uganda, the award of the tender for the construction of the Karuma dam to Sinohydro did not follow rules of transparency based on open and competitive bidding.