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Umeme launches countrywide sensitization against power theft

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme has today launched a countrywide sensitization drive about dangers of illegal connections. Speaking during the launch of the campaign at Umeme Mbale regional offices, Peter Kaujju, the Umeme public relations officer said that this exercise is going to reduce illegal power connections in the …

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50 arrested in crackdown on power theft in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Umeme has arrested more 50 people in Mbale city on the second day of the ‘Kombowa’ operation in Mbale region. Umeme and police launched the operation ‘Kombowa’ within the Mbale region and started by arresting 20 people in Pallisa district on Wednesday in connection to power …

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Umeme arrests over 20 in crackdown on power theft in Pallisa

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 20 residents of Pallisa district have been arrested in an operation carried out against power theft and illegal connections in the Bukedi and Elgon sub region. The suspects are being held at Pallisa central police station as they await prosecution in court. The operation by …

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Dealing with the slum question in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forty five-year-old Sarah Nsangi, is a resident of Katanga Kimwanyi zone in Wandegeya market in Kawempe division in Kampala metropolitan area. She has been part of tens of hundreds of residents of this area now counting over 30 years. Nsangi also runs a shop …

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NWSC loses UGX 300m to illegal connections in Mbarara

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Water and Sewerage Corporation in Mbarara is losing more than 300 million shillings every year to illegal connections. Most of the illegal connections are done in restaurants, washing bays and homes of individuals. The illegal connections have seen the company struggling to deliver …

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VIDEO: Umeme raids Bwaise, starts operation against illegal connections

VIDEO: UMEME continued their nationwide operation to halt illegal connections and power theft by raiding Bwaise this week. The operation  in Bwaise, left many areas in the Kampala suburb in darkness following several shut downs by power distribution company UMEME, as they intensified their operation to crackdown on power theft and illegal connections. These vices according …

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