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Nexus Green solar-powered irrigation project launches today

The government through the ministry of water and environment contracted Nexus Green to design, supply, and install 687 sites across the country utilizing financing from the UK Export Finance.

MUKONO – Nexus Green Limited will today Friday, October 8, 2021 launch the first solar-powered irrigation and water system in Ntanzi Parish, Ntenjeru sub-country in Mukono district.

Nexus Green is a company that specializes in designing, supplying, manufacturing, and delivering affordable solar-powered solutions that reduce carbon emissions.

The government through the ministry of water and environment contracted Nexus Green to design, supply, and install 687 sites across the country utilizing financing from the UK Export Finance.

Each of the planned sites will comprise of a water source, transmission pipeline, pumping to storage tanks with solar energy, distribution networks and for irrigation systems, and on-farm irrigation system network

Speaking to New Vision in Kampala, Jude Wegoya, head legal at Nexus Green Ltd, said Uganda’s agriculture is a source of livelihood to the majority of the population.

He notes that the over-dependency on subsistence agriculture is due to reliance on the rain-fed system of farming.

“The farmers will now be able to produce enough food in the dry seasons using the system. A farmer’s income is likely to grow five folds after this project depending on how creative your mind is,” he says.

The Mpumu project in Mukono will be able to evacuate water from the existing borehole to a reservoir, from where the water flows by gravity to the command area and designated domestic water supply point.

In the National Development Plan III, the government said it making efforts to limit rain-fed agriculture by extensively pursuing construction of mini-micro irrigation schemes and multi-purpose surface storage facilities for the period 2020/21 – 2024/25.

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