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S.Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa on Monday introduced its most severe electricity rationing in nearly five years, presenting President Cyril Ramaphosa with a major political challenge just months ahead of a May general election. The debt-laden state power utility Eskom is at the centre of the country’s …

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MPs recommend additional ugx 334bn to boost electricity use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural Resources committee of parliament has recommended an extra Shillings 334 billion for electricity transmission, generation and distribution projects to utilize excess power. In its report to Parliament, the committee recommends that government allocates an additional Shillings 60 billion to the Rural Electrification Agency …

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Power tariffs drop

  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority has slightly reduced the electricity tariffs for the first quarter of 2019 compared with preceding quarter but not enough to stimulate industrial growth. The latest consumer tariff schedule shows that domestic consumers will now pay Shs718.9, down from Shs …

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Major power blackout hits South Western Uganda districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A major power blackout has hit several Southwestern districts for over 24 hours crippling business. The blackout, which started on Sunday morning, has affected Ntungamo, Rukiga, Kabale, Rubanda, Rukungiri, Kanungu and Kisoro districts. In Ntungamo and Kabale districts, the outage has triggered water shortage …

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Electricity tariffs drop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity Regulatory Authority has reduced power tariffs for consumers due strengthening shilling and easing inflation.  The domestic consumer tariff has been reduced by Shs 0.5 from Shs 769.5 shillings of the 2018 fourth quarters to Shs 769 of the first quarter of 2019. The average …

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Electricity Supply Cost: Museveni, UMEME differ

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While UMEME recently boasted that they are innovating to reduce operation costs, President Yoweri Museveni has in his New Year’s message said the leading power distributor in the country accounts for 34% of the power distribution cost. Museveni said UMEME is a key “distorter” in the …

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Electricity is creating new hope in medicine

A radical new approach to treating disease Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. This saying is particularly apt in medicine where doctors treat nearly every condition–from depression to hypertension–with a pill. If your doctor prescribed you anything other …

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Illegal power connections drop in Bugisu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power service providers Umeme have recorded a sharp decline in illegal connections in the districts of Sironko, Manafwa, Mbale, Bulambuli, Bududa and Namisindwa in the Bugisu sub region. This was revealed by Florence Nsubuga, the National Chief Operations Officer Umeme Limited, at the launch of …

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