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Parliament approve US$331 million loan for electricity access

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a request for government to borrow up to US$331.5 million, from the International Development Association of the World Bank Group, upon which it will obtain a grant worth US$ 276.5 million. The loan is for financing the Electricity Access Scale Up Project (EASP), …

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Electricity to be traded like airtime starting next year

A deregulated electricity market allows for the entrance of competitors to buy and sell electricity by permitting market participants to invest in power plants and transmission lines Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity consumers will have the right to choose their electricity provider, regardless of who controls the physical …

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62 arrested for vandalism of electricity infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Crime Intelligence and the army have arrested 62 suspected vandals of electricity infrastructure. The suspects who were found in possession of conductors, transformers, wood and metallic poles were arrested in areas of Kampala, Wakiso, Luweero, Masaka, Mpigi, and Mityana districts. Out of the 62 …

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Kenya to rely on imports to lower cost of electricity

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |  Kenya plans to rely on imports to lower the cost of electricity for household and industrial consumers, a government official said Wednesday. Daniel Kiptoo, director general of the Energy, and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, told journalists in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, that neighboring East African …

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Indian national, 18 others detained over vandalism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An Indian businessman in Kampala is part of nineteen suspected vandals of electricity infrastructure arrested by the joint anti-vandalism task force in Kampala. The joint operations involving the Uganda Police Force-UPF, Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF, and power distributors Umeme commenced last week within Kampala, Wakiso …

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Chinese investors petition PM over unstable electricity

Kakiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chinese investors operating different factories in Kakiri Town, Wakiso District have petitioned the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to express their frustration with the erratic electricity supply in the area. Represented by Cai Jiashun, Zong Bo and Lin Yangbin, the investors early this week petitioned …

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