Charles Matovu

General Manager, Kyegegwa Rural Electricity Cooperative Soci
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Charles Matovu is the general manager for the Kyegegwa Rural Electricity Cooperative Society (KRECS), where he is responsible for the management, operations and administration of the cooperative. In this role, Mr. Matovu also represents KRECS to build networks and partnerships in the energy industry, with donors, and engages regularly with the Ministry of Energy and other government agencies in Uganda.

KRECS is located 120 miles west of Uganda's capital, Kampala. Established in 2012, KRECS now serves roughly 9,000 people connected to the national grid. In 2021, NRECA International co-financed a solar-powered mini-grid in Katiirwe, a farming village 20 miles away from KRECS's main office in Kyegegwa. 

Prior to joining KRECS in 2012, Mr. Matovu was the Field Supervisor for the Diocesan Social Services for Development in Fort Portal. During this time, he supervised the implementation of a 4-year savings and lending project. 

Mr. Matovu's academic achievements include a Bachelor's degree in Democracy and Development Studies from the Uganda Martyrs University, an MBA in Global Business & Sustainability from Catholic University of Milan and Uganda Martyrs University.