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Umeme profits slide

UMEME: NSSF to reap Shs 2.5 billion in dividend payment for first half of 2016 Utility company Umeme has released their 2016 half year results, which indicate that there was a significant revenue growth but an attendant rise in cost of sales means that there will be less profits for …

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Japanese give Uganda thermal power boost

Toshiba, Uganda sign geothermal power agreement as Japan announces plan to spend $30b on African energy When President Yoweri Museveni met a Japanese delegation led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nairobi August 28, he knew exactly what Uganda needed from Japan. At a brief meeting at the sixth Tokyo International …

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VIDEO: Karuma Dam challenge for Dr. Kiggundu

VIDEO: Outgoing Electoral Commission chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu  takes on a new challenge – to oversee the successful completion of the construction works of Isimba and Karuma power dams. Dr. Kiggundu leaves the ballot overseeing role, and returns to an engineering assignment to ease the power pressure that many are …

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Digital firms and electricity rates

COMMENT: David Birungi Why should the leaders of the digital revolution suffer over Uganda’s electricity demand growth rigidities? At the recently concluded Daily Monitor Thought Leader’s Forum themed around the global `Digital Revolution’, I was amazed by the revolution of HelloFood, an Online Food delivery business. According to the CEO …

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World oil prices sink further as glut worries return

  Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices fell further towards the $40 mark in Asia Friday, extending losses to a seventh-straight day on renewed worries about a global supply glut, increased production. The commodity has slipped nearly 20 percent since its 2016 peak above $50 in early June as …

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UGANDA: Electricity generation and demand

Business-as-usual must be challenged if we are going to accelerate the turnaround of Uganda by 2020 COMMENT: By Harrison E. Mutikanga There is increasing debate within the public domain and in particular the energy sector on whether to continue investing in electricity generation facilities or shift focus to transmission and …

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