Bryan White Foundation (BWF) chief, Bryan White has been recognized for his great work of transforming the youths. Through his Bryan White Foundation, the activist is motivating the youths into productive citizens by helping them off from Notorious street gangs.
He started off with Arua where he met all notorious youth gangs in town and is set to sponsor them for different income generating projects.
For that matter, the government has recognized him for the great work of improving lives of the youth. He was invited to attend the inspection of Karuma Dam Project which has employed a number of youth.
President Yoweri Kaguta revealed that the project will be completed in December 2019.
“I inspected the Karuma Dam Project site today. The project, which will generate 600MW, is being undertaken by Chinese company, Sino-Hydro, and is expected to be completed by December 2019.
By the end of this year, two turbines will be operational generating up to 200 Megawatts of electricity. The overall completed works stand at 79% with the project employing 500 people.
This project almost suffered a still birth on account of our Ministry of Energy officials not bothering. They had agreed to use a company that was willing to generate 200MW only.
Luckily, I met a young Italian engineer who gave me information. I intervened and we had to source for another company that would build a dam generating more than 200Megawats.
I decided to inspect the site today because very soon it will be submerged in water. Some underground parts will not be visible anymore after water is released.
I thank the Chinese government that has contributed towards the building of this dam. Our government, however, is shouldering the bigger cost.
I will return to commission the entire project once complete. I propose that Karuma District, which is a direct beneficiary of this project, sets aside some land for government to establish an industrial park.
I thank the employees for being honest. I got reports that they have looked after the project’s equipment very well. Thank you,” Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said.