Bujagali Energy Limited

East Africa,Africa Infrastructure

Bujagali Energy Ltd owns and operates a 250MW hydro power plant on the Nile river in Uganda. The power plant was commissioned in 2012 and supplies energy to the Ugandan electricity grid.

Our investment

CDC made an investment of $44 million debt in July 2018.

Expected impact

Our investment will help to decreasing the tariff for Bujagali thereby reducing the cost of power to end users which will increase the overall demand for power, generating economic activity and jobs.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Africa, East Africa

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Direct Debt

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For funds, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the fund.


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