Uganda Dam Could Drown Local Jobs, Adventure Tourism

A Ugandan guide takes tourist through rapids on the Nile in Uganda. Locals are benefitting from jobs in the rafting industry
The Ugandan Ministry of Energy is planning to construct a large hydropower dam on the Nile River at Isimba Falls in Uganda. Plans were pushed through with minimal consultation with the people who will be affected. Many stakeholders and local people were not consulted at all, and only found out through newspaper reports that construction had begun. The dam will create a large reservoir of around 28km2, and will have sever negative impacts.
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