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Transformer manufacturer asks Gov’t for support to penetrate market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electrical Controls and Switchgear (ECS) limited, a local company that has ventured into manufacturing transformers has called for government assistance in penetrating the market. James Kalibbala, the managing director of ECS says they ventured into manufacturing of transformers last year, however, they have so far …

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GLOBAL COMMENT: Uniting Africa for power

Integration is essential to scale and connect markets where lack of electricity is holding back progress GLOBAL COMMENT | Tony Blair | African countries are increasingly coming together. A landmark free-trade agreement was concluded earlier this year. East Africa has made great progress on free movement of people. And a commitment to …

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Umeme’s new target

ERA wants the power distributor to connect more customers, cut losses Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Selestino Babungi, the managing director of Uganda’s largest power distribution company, Umeme, wants the industry regulator, Uganda Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to set for them fair targets amid high consumer expectations. Babungi said fair …

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ERA puts contractors, wiremen at centre of Uganda’s electricity needs

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako has urged contractors and wiremen to support efforts of government aimed at increasing electricity access and distribution. Tibalwa who was speaking at the inaugural electrical wiremen and contractors’ conference held …

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EU to increase funding for electricity distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has promised to provide more funding to boost Electricity distribution in the country. The European Union Ambassadors made the pledge on Tuesday during their three-day retreat in Hoima on a fact finding mission on the major projects funded by EU. Stephanie Rivoal, …

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COMMENT: Your electricity bill

How four government departments push up the rate consumers pay for the electricity COMMENT | FRANCIS MUJJUNI | The rationale employed by our hunting ancestors has severally bewildered many today. In droves, our ancestors would hunt down a single tiny rodent with the hope that at capture, they would share it …

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COMMENT: Uganda needs 17,000MW of electricity

UEGCL could play a role in developing crucial new generation infrastructure COMMENT | HARRISON E. MUTIKANGA | In his address to the Nation on September 9, 2018; His Excellency the President stated that we are aiming at generating 17,000MW of electricity in the next 10 years. We at Uganda Electricity Generation …

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