Amos Wekesa threatens to undress over plans to build power dam near Murchison falls

Wednesday June 12, 2019

 

Amos Wekesa, the CEO of Great Lakes Safaris and tourism activist has threatened to undress over plans to construct a power dam near Murchison Falls.

The plan has since caused outrage and attracted sharp criticism from politicians, activists and the public.

While appearing on ‘Morning At NTV’, Wekesa said the plan shouldn’t be treated as an emergency since Uganda has always boasted of producing excess power that is even exported to neighbouring countries.

“With this one, I am not threatening, I will undress, “ Wekesa noted.

“You have killed Isimba, Bujagali and you want to also go for Murchison and I can assure you, these dams will not last forever,” a visibly concerned Wekesa added.

In a June 7th notice issued by Electricity Regulatory Authority, the power regulator acknowledges receipt of an application from Bonang Power Energy Limited, a South African energy firm for the generation and sale of power from a plant to be set up near Murchison Falls.


The tourist treasure in the middle of the controversy is among the areas American rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian visited when they came to Uganda late last year.