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Uganda: Murchison Falls development ruled out

A cabinet meeting on 26 August agreed that the government would not pursue development of a proposed 360MW hydropower dam at Murchison Falls, a popular tourist destination within a national park.“Cabinet took a decision at its latest sitting that there will be no construction of the hydropower dam in Murchison Falls National Park,” tourism minister Ephraim Kamuntu told Agence France-Presse. “Definitely we still need more electricity to power our expanding economy, but this project can go elsewhere, not in the park.”

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