Uganda, Nov. 25 -- What did not work so well in the past regime, among others, was the delay in the concessioning processes.

While many firms expressed interest in the Kiira/Nalubaale generation concession, only two bidders submitted proposals and a consortium of Eskom (an offshoot of Eskom South Africa) and Globeleq (representing the British Commonwealth Development Cooperation) emerged winner.

Eventually Globeleq left the project to Eskom to focus on the then forthcoming distribution concession bid. A lot of incentives were provided to keep Eskom at the negotiation table.

Again, several firms expressed interest in the distribution concession but only Globeleq remained by the time of bid submission. Other players opted out after due d...