oa East African Geographical Review - East African record two new East African industries

Volume 1963, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



The idea of building a steel rolling mill in Uganda was first associated with the Owen Falls hydro-electricity scheme completed in 1954. Plans for this scheme were initially based on the assumption that power in large quantities would be transmitted westwards to serve the copper mining developments at Kilembe, and eastwards to drive a new steel mill at Tororo. But a railway, and no1: a power line, was built to the western region, and the Tororo steel mill was never built, so that a gross excess of hydro-electricity was created which has not yet been fully absorbed.

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