- Published: Thursday, 03 May 2018 09:00
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Uganda has said it's headed towards installing Cable Cars on Mountain Rwenzori as a means of boosting the tourism sector. The installation of cable cars will make it easier for Mountain climbers who have been spending more than five days to reach on the top of the Mountain. "The study is already done. We're now waiting for the consultant's report that will be discussed by the relevant stakeholders before we embark on procuring the contractor who will install the system on the Uganda's highest Mountain," said Uganda's Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. This was during the 8thAnnual Tourism Sector Review Conference at Serena Hotel in Kampala.
Seven years ago, while visiting her family in the town of Gayaza, in central Uganda, Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala couldn’t help but notice the garbage on the streets. Having grown up in Canada, this was an unfamiliar sight for her. She began to wonder if the trash could be used for something productive. “When I noticed all the garbage, I became curious. Something about all the garbage really struck me. That was how I started Bakulu Power,” says Lucia. Bakulu Power is a Uganda-based renewable energy company that designs, installs and operates systems for residential and commercial clients. “We operate at the micro and macro level,” Lucia explains. “At the micro level, we design systems for homes, hotel or manufacturing companies to help reduce their reliance on fuel or the grid, which is technically unreliable in our country. At the macro level, we develop mini grids and sell the electricity to the entire community per unit.”