Multinational - Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Nov 2018
Signature Date 14 Mar 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 1,082,438.52
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Angololo Multipurpose Water Resources Development Project is a regional transboundary water initiative being developed between Kenya and Uganda on the trans-boundary Malaba River shared by the two countries. It is one of the priority projects under the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP), an investment programme of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). The project is part of the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi Transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Programme, and was prioritised following pre-feasibility studies undertaken in 2010 on the river catchment. It comprises the development of a dam and water storage reservoir, development of irrigated agriculture, water supply and sanitation, as well as a system for flow regulation to control floods and manage drought situations. The support to be provided by NEPAD-IPPF in the development of the project is to assist NELSAP, under delegation of the Member Countries to procure consultancy services to undertake studies comprising full feasibility (technical, economic, financial and environmental), preparation of detailed engineering design and to tender documents and a watershed management plan for the Angololo dam / diversion weir intake and irrigation infrastructure. Additionally, the assistance will include the preparation of an independent Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and preparation of a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the project. The estimated overall duration of the studies is 34 months from Grant Approval. The total cost is estimated at USD 1,830,000.

Project Objectives

The principal objective of this project is to sustainably improve both countries’ socioeconomic development through water resources development and management, encompassing flood mitigation, irrigation, electricity generation, fisheries development, and water supply. The project’s specific objectives are to: (i) complete the technical, economic, financial and institutional feasibility studies of the project so as to ensure its viability; (ii) complete an Environmental and Social Impact- Assessment and a Resettlement Action Plan for the project; (iii) complete the tender design of the project and preparation of tender documentation for its construction once proven to be economically viable; and (iv) mobilize financing from donors for project implementation.


Implementation of the project will improve community incomes and livelihoods through boosted agricultural production, increase food security through irrigated agriculture on 2,500 ha of land. It will also contribute towards Uganda’s Vision 2040 and Kenya’s Vision 2030, which both include improvement in modernized and commercial agriculture. The expected project will immediately benefit over 5,000 local people from Tororo District in Eastern Uganda and Busia County in Western Kenya increasing to over 20,000 in the next 15 years.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DZ0-024
Last Update 20 Oct 2020


Contact Details

Name CHIRWA Mtchera Johannes

Geographic Location

Country Multinational