LUMUMA HYDRO-ELECTRICT POWER PROJECT

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.

Purpose

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.

Supporters

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.

Use

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.

Expectations

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.

Challenges

-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

Administration

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

MPWAPWA

Novices working  in the rice farm

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RUMUMA RICE FARMS

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LUMUMA RISE FARM

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LUMUMA RICE WITH MAIZE FARMS

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NOVICIAT AT THE RICE FARM

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