Uganda’s largest electricity generation company, Eskom Uganda, won the East African Sustainable Development award,at the East African Book of Record awards, for its outstanding contributionsand positive performance that it has made to the region.
The East African Book of Record, with its culture of document and profiling outstanding achievements within the region has an attraction of over 150 millionfollowers and readers in East Africa and beyond and is affiliated to the Guinness book of records.
The awards recognize the value of specific projects and reward institutions that have delivered projects which exceed the expectations of the public and focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted a year ago in New York to embrace the need for economic development that leaves no one behind and gives everyone a fair chance of leading a decent life.
Eskom Uganda Limited has engaged in a number of projects in education, sports, environment and Health not forgetting the charities and donations which are all in the name of serving the community and giving back to the people.
The company has since 2015, sponsored the Sustainable energy exhibition by the Ministry of energy as part of its commitment to the promotion of sustainable energy best practices, goods and services through demand side management.
This year, the company undertook an initiative to train 25 Engineers, technicians and operators from UEGCL as part of Eskom’s contribution towards skills development of UEGCL technical team andalso launched the construction of the Gulu War Affected Centre that provides skills and knowledge to persons that were affected by war in Northern Uganda.