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Masaka asks for more electricity connections

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political leaders from greater Masaka have implored the government and electricity utility company Umeme to increase connections to the grid to transform lives. Led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the leaders said many people remain off the grid yet electricity is …

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Kitgum residents petition area MP over persistent power outages

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents and business operators whose ventures mainly rely on electricity in Kitgum municipality have petitioned the office of the area MP over inconsistent power supply in the area. The residents argue that the intermittent power supply is frustrating their businesses, affecting social service delivery and …

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Concession delays could result in Karuma electricity losses – Umeme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme has appealed to parliament to review the laws that affect the power sector, especially those that directly affect the pricing of power to the final consumer. The high cost of electricity and the unstable supply are the major concerns presented by electricity users …

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Manufacturers to bypass Umeme to access cheap electricity

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Big industrial electricity consumers could soon buy electricity directly from generators or the transmission company to lower the electricity tariffs, according to the Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa. Nankabirwa, who spoke during the launch of Electricity Regulatory Authority House in Kampala …

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Umeme decries vandalism in Tooro Region

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s main electricity distribution company Umeme has decried the rampant vandalism of power equipment in the Tooro region. The Managing Director Umeme Celestino Babungi says that the company has lost transformers, transmission cables, poles and pylons to unscrupulous people. Speaking in Fort Portal …

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No dividends for shareholders as Umeme concession uncertainty persists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme has decided not to pay out any dividends to its shareholders despite the significant recovery in business over the last one year, according to the performance indicators. The unexplained decision comes amidst what the company calls uncertainty created by the delayed government …

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Ministers, PS differ on electricity concessions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uncertainty surrounds the electricity industry following continued criticism of the current management regime which has seen all business segments largely managed by private sector companies. Earlier this year, President Yoweri Museveni said that the cost of electricity in Uganda had remained high partly because of …

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Mbale central market chokes on unpaid utility bills

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale central market vendors are choking on unpaid electricity and water bills. The water and electricity in the market has been on and off forcing vendors to vacate the market as early as 5:00pm because of the darkness. According to market authorities, the market owes …

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Rockefeller funded project to light up homes, businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A coalition of global energy sector leaders have launched an integrated energy pilot project dubbed ‘The Utilities 2.0 Twaake’ in Uganda with the aim of lighting up homes, businesses. Coordinated by Power for All and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, the project unites Umeme Ltd, …

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