HC Deb 14 March 1956 vol 550 cc43-4W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made with the plans for a dam across the upper Nile near its source at Jinja on Lake Victoria.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Owen Falls Dam near Jinja was opened by Her Majesty The Queen during her visit to Uganda in April, 1954. Owing to the increasing demand for hydro-electric power in Uganda and Kenya, a second dam will probably be needed by the early 1960's. Consulting engineers are, therefore, at present engaged in examining a possible site.