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Environmental, Health, Safety and Social (EHSS) Audit Of Karuma 600 Mw HPP

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD),together with the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) as implementing Agencies, are developing Karuma Hydro Power 600 MW on the River Nile and associated 248km of 400kV line Karuma – Kawanda 400kV and Karuma – Lira 132kV, 75.5km interconnection transmission line.

In 2018, JBN was contracted tocarry out the Environmental, Health, Safety and Social (EHSS) Audit of Karuma 600 MW HPP. Thisincluded identification of health, safety, environmental and social impacts associated with the
ongoing dam construction works, Assessment of the status of compliance of ongoing  development   sand operations at Karuma HPP with national environmental laws, regulations and standards, and industry best practices, Analysis of how adequately the Contractor has been able to manage the social, health, safety, and environmental impacts from the project components with reference to national laws and other donor Environmental and Social Consideration among others