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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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PAC queries fuel marking contract with Swiss firm

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have questioned the procurement of a contractor to provide fuel marking services in Uganda. Fuel marking services allow governments to mitigate tax evasion and subsidy abuse, minimize financial losses, and further improve tax collection effectiveness. The MPs …

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Natural Resources Committee halts renewal of AUC exploration license

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural Resources Committee of parliament has ordered the Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines-DGSM in the Energy and Mineral Development Ministry not to renew the mineral exploration license of AUC Mining Company in Mubende pending the disposal of a petition filed by artisan …

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Energy Ministry stuck as staff leave for petroleum authority, UNOC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several technical staff in the Energy Ministry mainly in the Directorate of Petroleum have left for well-paying jobs in the Petroleum Authority of Uganda-PAU and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), parliament heard on Friday. As a result, the Ministry couldn’t spend Shillings 2.8 billion that …

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