Lumuma is situated in one of wide valleys in the range of mountains at the southern part of Mpwapwa District. The place is enriched with springs and rivers from the mountains. Because of the rivers from mountains,The congregation of St. Gemma Sisters decided to start a project with the assistant of a group of Italians guided by the late Fr. Franco Baddiani in 1984.
The purpose of the project is to help the Lumuma community and villages around, to profit the natural resources found within the area. To get power from the river, rather than that of oil-generator which is expensive, they have been using for a long time.
The Sisters were supported by the Government of Italia Trento Province to erect the project.
They started with two machines which produce 120 KW and other two small machines which produce 20 KW by shift.
The power produced is used for domestic purposes by the the sisters, and the local villagers in the area and society around, and the health centre which is also ran by this congregation.
Other activities like welding, mechanics are also practiced here.
We expect to provide the service for the Lumuma Institute and to all villagers around. This will be successful in by a positive co operation between the local government and the administration of this project.
-The global changes of weather and droughts cause shortage of water. Many villagers are becoming aware of the use of rivers for irrigation and land cultivating.
Environmental impact: Therefore a need of environment planning is of very importance
The incharge of the centre is Sister Gemma Martina assisted by Sister Flora Francisca
There is little income to run the power because of poor understanding of the many users not paying their bills. Any one willing to give hand or opinion > welcome!
LUMUMA HYDRO-ELECTRICT POWER STATION
P.O BOX 297
Novices working in the rice farm
RUMUMA RICE FARMS