21November2017

NAMBOLE sports complex was a year ago in a terrible state. Police service men who had earlier stayed at the complex had vandalized it. Several sections of the 14 year facility had also started giving way to wear and tare. A $3m (sh7bn) Chinese grant has however given the stadium a major facelift. The main athletics track has been resealed and marked. Tartan has also been laid on the training track that was previously tarmacked.

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Electro-Maxx, the first locally-owned power producer, has received $35m (sh91b) loan from Stanbic Bank Uganda to expand its Tororo-based heavy-fuel thermal plant, demonstrating long-term partnerships needed to resolve Uganda’s energy crisis. The money will be used to double the plant’s capacity to 50 megawatts (MW) from the current 20MW. This will increase electricity supply to the national grid that will reduce load-shedding.

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