EU Against Sole Sourcing for Uganda’s $2.2b Power Dam: Monitor

Bloc wants tender for building 600MW Karuma hydropower dam open to all “competent” cos irrespective of country of origin, Kampala-based Daily Monitor reports, citing head of EU Delegation to Uganda, Roberto Ridolfi. * Picking co. from country offering $2.2b loan for construction would be “breach of the public procurement rules,” paper quotes Ridolfi * Comments follow report in state-run New Vision that China will provide financing, cos. for project: Monitor * NOTE: Nation’s ombudsman in Feb. canceled earlier tenders over procurement irregularities

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