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Busia residents raise concern about failure to fulfill electricity pledge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Sikuda sub-county in Busia district have faulted the president for failing to fulfill pledges on extension and distribution of electricity. In 2007, President Yoweri Museveni while campaigning during the by-election in Samia Bugwe North Constituency pledged to construct power lines from Busitema sub-county …

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Masafu residents angry with NRM over electricity

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Residents in Masafu sub-county of Busia district say they are not ready to vote for National Resistance Movement -NRM party candidates come 2021 over lack of electricity. According to residents, they have previously voted NRM leaders who failed to extend electricity especially in trading …

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Energy minister launches rural electrification program in Bududa district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in conjunction with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) have launched the rural electrification project in Bududa district. Rural electrification program is a government-funded project with the aim of financing electricity connections to homes, district headquarters, health centers, schools, …

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Kabale municipality residents protest unreliable power supply

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kabale Municipality are protesting the unreliable electricity supply in the area. They argue that for the last two months, they have been experiencing power outages everyday.  Consumers whose businesses fully depend on electricity are also losing business. Michael Kwehangana, the proprietor of …

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Power crisis worsens in S. Africa

Cape Town, S.A. | XINHUA | South Africa’s power crisis worsened on Wednesday as electricity utility Eskom escalated the level of load shedding from level two to level four. This was the highest level of load shedding that has been implemented this year. Stage-two load shedding allows up to 2,000 …

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New round of load shedding plunges S. Africa into darkness

Cape Town, South Africa | XINHUA | A new round of rolling power blackouts plunged South Africa into darkness on Tuesday as the country was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a drop in demand due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Eskom has implemented three rounds of load shedding since the …

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Umeme profits fall by 64% in first six months of 2020

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme saw its after-tax-profits fall by 64 per cent with the revenues affected by low demand for electricity and payments during the coronavirus lockdown. Umeme said in its half-year financials published today that the company’s profits had dropped to 22 billion Shillings in …

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Fourth nationwide blackout in five months!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Thursday suffered a fourth nationwide blackout in five months, raising concerns about the state of the sector. According to energy experts, the insistent nationwide blackouts raise questions on the stability of the country’s power supply and but also on whether the technical …

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