Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called on Africa to exploit alternative energy sources other than over relying on only hydro-power.
According to a statement issued by Sarah Kagingo, the Special Presidential Assistant on Communications, The President made the remarks yesterday while addressing the Pan-African Youth Conference held at Serena Hotel Kigali running under the theme: ‘Beyond Liberation Movements, Sharing our future’.
“If you take all rivers in Africa, the total potential is 350,000MW of hydropower. US alone uses 1 million MW of electricity. When you hear Africans talking about potential of hydropower, they don’t know what they are talking about. Fortunately we have coal and uranium and later solar energy when it becomes cheaper to generate,” he said.
He also called on Africa’s youth to be at the forefront of fighting for cheaper means of transport, water and railway, to link Northern Africa to the South and Eastern Africa to the West.
The President chaired a meeting with Uganda’s Ministers and Technocrats in preparation for the 6th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit held at Serena Auditorium.
While opening the Summit, the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, appreciated his counterparts for joining him in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Rwanda’s liberation.