Rural Electrification in Uganda: Buvuma
Kiregi, Namite and Lubya islands are found in Buvuma district (Lubya sub-county) off of Lake Victoria. According to the Uganda 2014 census, Lubya sub-county has a population of 6,679 people and 2,330 households. The key load centers on the islands are: health centres, schools, administrative centers, domestic households, shops, entertainment centers, barber shops, ice plants and fish drying machines. The key economic activities on the islands are fishing and trade.</p><p>Bakulu Power is developing three (3) solar hybrid mini-grids to supply power on these islands with support from the Rural Electrification Agency of Uganda.</p><p>Our Objectives and Goals are:<br />-to supply electricity to at least 2,300 connections;<br />-to create at least 9 direct jobs related to the power system and a many more through the availability of electricity;<br />-to improve the standards of living in Lubya sub-county.</p><p>Our productive use model aims at enhancing income generation opportunities and productivity in the district.