Africa Connected

Uganda spends $2.5 billion on hydropower (only 10% of that goes to locals)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed famed journalist Nikiwe Bikitsha.

Bikitsha is on a fact-finding mission in Uganda.

Whitfield asked Bikitsha a number of questions such as:

  • Has Uganda's big infrastructure push trickled down for the locals?

  • How has monetary policy supported the investment case in Uganda?

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The coffee here is truly magnificent!

Nikiwe Bikitsha

The Ugandan government spent $2.5 billion on two hydropower stations. But less than 10% of that went to locals.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Monetary policy is very supportive of investment.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Uganda has a very independent central bank.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

The price of money is quite high.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

The government borrows a lot on the domestic market, crowding out others.

Nikiwe Bikitsha
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