UEGCL is already in the process of recruiting Ugandans who will undergo capacity building and this will therefore create employment and result into sustainable development of the energy sector.
According to Dr Mutikanga, UEGCL intends to undertake feasibility studies for the aforementioned small hydropower plants whose objective it is to promote access of electricity to the rural and remote areas of Uganda.
According to the UEGCL CEO: "The Future Energy Uganda conference is pertinent as Uganda is at a crossroads in as far as energy status is concerned.
Eskom is doing what exactly UEGCL would have done, this is an added burden to the taxpayer, said the committee chairman Mr Jacob Oboth.
The UEGCL Managing Director John Mugyenzi has informed the committee that the Privatisation Unit (PU) set up Eskom for power production, however, UEGCL had the power to direct, and this decision has led to rise in power hikes.
UEGCL was privatised because the majority took a decision and there was nothing some of us could do.
Incorporated on November 2, 2002, Eskom Uganda Ltd was granted a 20-year concession to function and preserve Nalubaale and Kiira hydro-power plants in Jinja and it assumed its task from UEGCL on April 1, 2003.
The Kyankwanzi Woman MP Ann Nankabirwa and Busiro East MP Medard Ssegona led legislators had insisted that UEGCL should be made Uganda Electricity Monitoring Company as they are no more engaged in power production.