Uganda Government Gazette dated 2018-01-25 number 5

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CONTENTS Page 4) In the medium term, the Namanve thermal power plant,
The Electricity Act— Notice 67 Tororo thermal power plant and the electricity to be
The Advocates Act—Notices 67 generated from indigenous Ugandan Petroleum
The Engineers Registration Act—Notice 68-80 resources will provide the required thermal power in
The Kampala Capital City Act— Notice 81 the generation mix.
The Companies Act—Notices 81-82
The Copyright and Neighbouring Rights 5) In the medium term, the generation of power from
Regulations—Notices 83 wind and solar shall be maintained at 85 MW.
The Marriage Act—Notice ... 83
The Trademarks Act—Registration of Applications 83-89 6) Companies that have been and will be licenced to
Advertisements.............. 89-102 develop geothermal energy shall continue the process
of exploration and development of geothermal power
sites with a view of producing geothermal energy to
General Notice No. 47 of 2018. form part of the energy mix.
POLICY DIRECTION ISSUED TO ALL SECTOR
PLAYERS IN RESPECT OF THE ENERGY MIX OF 7) This policy direction shall be reviewed once substantial
THE COUNTRY change in the generation mix is realized and from time
This policy direction is issued this 12th day of August, to time as may be determined necessary.
2017. ENG. IRENE MULONI (MP),
PREAMBLE Minister o f Energy and Mineral Development.
1. The electricity supply in Uganda is dominated by
hydropower sources. The over reliance on hydro
power makes the country vulnerable to the vagaries of General Notice No. 48 of 2018.
nature. THE ADVOCATES ACT, CAP. 267.
2 In 2005 through 2008 the country experienced a severe
. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE
energy crisis caused by the prolonged drought OF ELIGIBILITY.
experienced in the country at the time. The country I t is h e r e b y n o t if ie d that an application has been presented
introduced thermal power as a short and medium to the Law Council by Namono Maureen who is stated to be a
intervention to ameliorate the energy crisis. holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere
3. Uganda has vast potential energy sources including University, Kampala, having been awarded on the 19th day of
hydro, cogeneration, solar, biomass and biogas and January, 2016 and a Diploma in Legal Practice awarded by the
thermal energy (including geothermal potential). Law Development Centre on the 21st day of April, 2017, for»
4. The country needs to expand its generation mix in the issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility for entry of her name
order to mitigate hydrological risks and sudden on the Roll of Advocates for Uganda.
changes in the supply-demand balance and ensure the Kampala, MARGARET APINY,
energy security for the country. 6th December, 2017. Secretary, Law Council.
POLICY DIRECTION
NOW THEREFORE the following Policy Direction is
issued with respect to the policy to be observed and General Notice No. 49 of 2018.
implemented by sector players in respect of the above. THE ADVOCATES ACT, CAP. 267.
1) In order to mitigate the hydrological risks facing NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE
hydropower generation and uninterrupted availability of OF ELIGIBILITY.
energy in the country, 10% of the generation capacity I t is h e r e b y n o t if e d that an application has been presented
shall be from thermal power sources of energy. to the Law Council by Gloria Laker who is stated to be a
2) In the short term, the existing thermal power plants in holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere
the country namely, the Namanve thermal power plant University, Kampala, having been awarded on the 30th day of
and Tororo thermal power plant will continue to form January, 2014 and a Diploma in Legal Practice awarded by the
part of the energy mix and may be dispatched at levels Law Development Centre on the 21st day of April, 2017, for
as may be determined necessary and appropriate and in the issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility for entry of her name
line with the respective existing agreements. on the Roll of Advocates for Uganda.
3) Cogeneration shall continue to compliment the Kampala, MARGARET APINY,