Almost half of the global population without access to electricity resides in Africa. Africa’s low electrification rates are hampering economic development. The limited access to power has a direct and detrimental effect on the continent’s GDP and consequently limits the development of the natural resources abundant in Africa and the creation of employment and wealth for its people. Despite the great potential and consistent growth in economic performance, Africa’s power sector is severely underdeveloped. There is a dire need for capital investment and acceleration of sector performance improvements to achieve universal and affordable access to electricity.
Therefore, the energy sector requires structural and institutional reforms to attract required investments to spur the continent’s economic transformation. Uganda, in particular, requires significant investments to build, upgrade and replace power assets. The ageing workforce and challenges of the new digital economy require effective knowledge transfer and fresh thinking.
Meanwhile, the clamour for a cleaner generation mix is getting louder while regulatory compact is under pressure to accommodate changing customer demands. Only innovation and collaboration will create the needed value to meet the desired outcomes by gaining synergistically from adopting best practices. This is especially required with additional fiscal pressures on national budgets national due to the economic effects of the covid-19 pandemic and many years of underinvestment.
The Roadmap for Catalytic Power Sector Transformation (RCPT) is the acknowledgment of the challenges and the need for a sector-wide, integrated, and coordinated response to closing the identified gaps.
The roadmap is a tool that can be used to implement deliberate and sequenced set of tasks and interventions in a coordinated manner to address the critical challenges facing the sector.
Follow the link to read more about the seven steps we took to deliver the Uganda Power Sector Roadmap https://www.ugandacig.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/7-Steps-in-the-Development-of-the-Power-Sector-Roadmap.pdf