The Ugandan authorities acquired land for the construction of the nuclear power plant
The announcement was made by Uganda's energy minister Okasai Sidronius Opolot, in a statement without identifying the site.
In 2017, the country's authorities said they planned to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of 2,000 MW by 2032. The International Atomic Energy Agency has cleared Uganda to start building a nuclear facility for power generation.
This African country, which largely depends on hydro-electric power, plans to increase its power generation capacity by 12-fold to 17,000 MW in the medium term.
The only nuclear power plant in Africa, Koberg, is located near Cape Town in South Africa.
Rosatom plans to start building the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt as early as this year. Kenya and Nigeria have also announced plans to construct nuclear power plants.