How a USAID credit guarantee improved infrastructure at Bugala Island

The U.S. assists Uganda not just in health and education, but also with infrastructure projects.

Last week, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac visited Kalangala, where she reviewed the Kalangala Infrastructure Service (KIS) project’s 1.6 megawatt hybrid solar and diesel power generation plant.

Supported by a loan guarantee from USAID, the KIS project also provides the area with two ferries, an upgraded part of the main road, and a water treatment and supply facility.

Support to KIS is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to help with infrastructure development in Uganda, and KIS is also part of the Power Africa Presidential Initiative.