Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project (Angololo Dam) NELSAP
|Project Title||Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project (Angololo Dam) NELSAP|
|PIDA Sector||Trans-boundary Water|
|PIDA Sub-sector||Multipurpose Dams|
|Member States||Kenya, Uganda|
|Beneficiary Countries||Kenya, Uganda|
|Regional Economic Community||Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)|
|Project Institution||Ministry of Water and Irrigation , Kenya and the Ministry of Water and Environment & Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda in collaboration with Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program/Sio–Malaba–Malakisi (SMM) River Basin Management Project|
|Source in the National Master Plan||Uganda National Water Resources Master Plan and Kenya National Water Resources Master Plan|
|Source in the REC Master Plan||NELSAP Strategic Plan (http://nelsap.nilebasin.org/index.php/en/)|
|Brief Description of the Project||The Angololo Water Resources Development Project (AWDP) is located on the trans-boundary Malaba River that is between Kenya and Uganda and it falls within the Sio-Malaba Malakisi (SMM) River Basin within the Lake Victoria sub basin.|
The Angololo project was identified by Kenya and Uganda in collaboration with Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) through its Sio Malaba Malakisi (SMM) River Basin Management (RBM) project. NELSAP-CU conducted its prefeasibility studies in 2010 with grant financing from the Royal Government of Sweden and the Royal Government of Norway. Following this identification study, the Governments of Kenya and Uganda formally requested NELSAP to integrate it into its pipeline of natural resources projects for further appraising and development.
The project was approved during the 18th Nile Equatorial Lakes Council of Ministers (NELCOM) meeting held in Entebbe, Uganda on 13th October 2015 and was included into the African Development Bank (AfDB) pipeline (IOP) for the year 2016 – 18 to seek possible funding support. NELSAP-CU/NBI was mandated in the signed MOU between Uganda and Kenya to support in mobilization of resources for preparation of the investment project. NELSAPCU approached AfDB Eastern Africa Regional Centre (EARC) for funding to undertake preparation studies.
The project studies will consist of the following components:
• Feasibility Study, Detailed Design and Preparation of Tender Documents;
• Independent Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
• Stakeholder engagements to validate project study outputs.
Once proven economically viable, the project studies will proceed to Detailed Designs (DD), and preparation of tender documents.
|Objective and Rationale for the Project||The objective of the AWDP is to alleviate poverty in the project area by transforming the existing subsistence farming into large-scale commercial farming of irrigated lands producing principally high-value horticultural crops. Increase adaptation to climate change, reverse environmental degradation, improve water supply and sanitation, strengthen transboundary cooperation, promote agro-processing and crop and livestock production. |
Additional objectives of the Angololo Project are in line with GoU and GoK policies and enhances efforts towards poverty reduction; institutional development and capacity-strengthening; gender equality; economic, social, political, and cultural rights. The Angololo Project design has been holistic with agricultural livestock water use factored into the general approach.
The objectives of the proposed Angololo project studies are to assess the potential and viability for multipurpose water resources development in irrigated agriculture, hydropower generation, livestock development, water supply, flood control, drought mitigation, aquaculture, etc., coupled with the restoration of the associated sub-catchments.
The Project will supply potable water to 20,000 people and irrigate 3,300 hectares (1,180 Ha in Kenya and 2,120 Ha in Uganda). The dam will generate 1.75MW hydropower. The project has a catchment area of 430 kilometres squared. In total the Angololo Water Resources Development Project is expected to benefit at least 127,300 people from Tororo, Manafwa and Namisindwa districts in Eastern Uganda and Busia and Bungoma Counties in Kenya through employment creation, irrigated agriculture, piped water supply, hydropower generation, and livestock and fisheries production.
|Location/Site||The Angololo dam is located at Kalait village (UTM: 645777 EASTING, 81944 NORTHING elevation 1212m a.s.l), at the border of Uganda and Kenya.|
|Existing or Planned Projects along the proposed project||The project serves a planned infrastructure asset of another sector, but there is less than 50% overlap in the geography serviced by the proposed project and the other sector planned asset.|
|Please provide more details for your choice above||There will be development of hydropower in the project which cross cuts the other sections (energy). Moreover, solar and wind energy developments are also possible in relation to the planned water supply and irrigation projects which will be mainly used to run pumps.|
|Technical Specifications of the Project||The project consists of a proposed 30 metre high dam with a reservoir capacity of 43.0 MCM ; potable water supply to 20,000 people ; irrigate 3,300 hectares (1,180 Ha in Kenya and 2,120 Ha in Uganda); the dam will generate 1.75MW hydropower|
|Market Size||127 300|
|Project Financial (in USD)||USD 61.7 Million as of 2020|
|Gender Procurement actions||Application of national policy and framework in Uganda, Kenya and at NBI level; Gender Policy at NBI level aattached|
|Last Milestone Known||S2B - Feasibility|
|Position||Director Transboundary Waters|
|Organisation||Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation|
|Position||Commissioner Transboundary Waters|
|Organisation||Ministry of Water and Environment|