NEW HYDROPOWER PLANT BY NGALI ENERGY

Residents of Nyaruguru District are full of anticipation for the new Ntaruka A Hydropower Dam to be set up in Runyombyi Cell, Busanze Sector, saying it will boost economic activity in the district.

Construction works on the plant, which will be built by Ngali Energy, a local firm, were launched on Monday, and according to Leonard Gasana, the Managing Director of the firm, the works will be completed in 2018.

Construction works will cost at least $11 million and upon completion, it will generate two megawatts to the national grid.

“This project will help stabilise the national grid in the parts of the Southern Province and increase generation capacity of the country as Rwanda continues to strive to reach the generation capacity of 563 megawatts by 2018.

New hydropower plant to boost economic activity in Nyaruguru

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Ntare is the Chief Operations Officer, responsible for the daily operation of the company and its entire majority owned subsidiaries. Prior to joining the Ngali team, Ntare worked as the Director General to EWSA which is the multi-sector state-owned utilities company in Rwanda in charge of supplying electricity, water and sanitation services. He has an extensive knowledge in energy and ICT due to the fact that he worked in different great companies specializing in both. He sits on the board of the National ID agency, and is Managing Director of HOBUKA ltd. where he led a Software Development Team that builds applications, content for SMEs, alongside Oracle, MCP and Websphere, he also holds a Bachelor of Science specialized in Industrial Engineering at the University at Buffalo, the State University at New York, United States.