President Yoweri Museveni suspended officials implicated as part of the Karuma and Isimba hydropower projects scandal. This has also come with radical changes in order to prevent the collapse of the multimillion dollar venture. The suspension came after alleged neglect of the projects.
Things had gotten so bad in the camp that the top officials overseeing the projects could not see eye to eye on seemingly anything. The line sector minister, Ms Irene Muloni, formerly working with the defunct Uganda Electricity Board, had been kept in the dark as the bureaucrats allowed Sinohydro, the Chinese firm constructing the 600 Megawatt Karuma dam, to continue with shoddy works despite warnings raised by Energy Infratech, the consultant and engineer overseeing the two projects on behalf of the Uganda government.
Problems over these projects began brewing in 2014. Clearly, President Museveni had to intervene, otherwise this saga had no signs of coming to an end anytime soon.